Street Art has come a long way since its roots, but Atlanta boasts some of the best artists, murals and pieces of the artform.
Atlanta is home to so many artists. From incredible museums to groundbreaking architecture, walking through Atlanta you’ll be constantly exposed to fine art.
You’re guaranteed to witness some impressive street art, no matter if you search for it or not. There are several hotspots that we recommend checking out, and hopefully this guide can give you a brief overview of Atlanta’s extensive catalogue of eye-catching street art.
1. Ponce City Market
There’ll be incredible places to eat and shop, all beautifully decorated by local and global artists. Street art is not just a statement here, it’s a marketing strategy, it’s a way to lift spirits. And there are several murals strolling around the area, from art pioneers like HENSE, Greg Mike and more. Head off into the Virginia Highlands for more treats for the eyes.
2. East Atlanta
East Atlanta has some standout murals, and there are hundreds of easily accessible pieces from an array of talent. We suggest walking up Moreland Avenue, and then heading down Flat Shoals Avenue, to make to most of what East ATL has to offer
3. Downtown & Five Points
There are some street art treasures Downtown, including the crocodile by ROA. A Belgian artist who’s worked all over the world including (but not limited to) London, Australia and Africa. Underground Atlanta and Broad Street are hotspots to find some quality works.
4. OuterSpace Project
Several murals around the city come from OuterSpace Project. And it’s definitely worth checking out as many entries as you possibly can. OuterSpace is an event series that merges public art, live music, design, action sports and culture. With an outdoor mural project at its core, OSP’s goal is to enhance outdoor spaces, generate positive energy, and engage the public through urban beautification and creativity. 2020 changed their plans, but hopefully things will be back to normal soon.
5. Fintan Magee
This Australian artist got Atlanta buzzing with this stunning mural. This piece located on Ralph McGill Blvd. confirms the modern renaissance is in full motion. This piece has been here for some time, so make sure you check it out before it deteriorates, and creates a new canvas for more artists to paint, educate and beatify Atlanta.
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