Art on the Atlanta BeltLine recently received $75,000 in grant funding to support arts and culture programming along the beloved looping trail of the city.
$50,000 came from The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, while The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) approved a grant of $25,000.
Known as the largest outdoor art gallery in the South, there’s a continuously vibrant selection of plans for art pieces, murals, and live performance on the BeltLine. This $75,000 in grant funding will directly support the exhibition along 12 miles and in 20 communities connected to the Atlanta BeltLine.
“People have come to expect a rich arts and culture experience when on the Atlanta BeltLine,” said Clyde Higgs, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. President and CEO. “Support from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts continues to elevate Atlanta’s stature in the art world and supports the local arts economy.”
With local, national, and international artists on display, it’s the perfect place to soak up some art and culture for free in the ATL. There’s a plethora of mediums that’ve popped up on the BeltLine— from sculpture, dance, and music, to theater, photography, fashion, film, and more. Click here to visit Art on the Beltline’s website.
“The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs has supported the Art on the Beltline program since its inception and are pleased that a community partner can expand opportunities for Atlanta’s talented artists community,” said Camille Love, Executive Director for the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
One of their most recent sculptures Naw’-tsiʔ: Bear Effigy Vessel by Chase Kahwinhut Earles, which is located by Ponce City Market. The piece uses an indigenous form of sculpture showcasing ancient traditional Caddo pottery. Click the link below for more information on Art on the BeltLine freshest addition.