Atlanta United FC have commissioned this inspiring set of murals, honoring ATL legends
For an uplifting tour of our city, highlighting some of its most influential people, then make sure to check out Spirit of 17. Atlanta United FC have partnered with some of the best street artists in the ATL to create 9 murals, bringing light to and honoring 17 different trailblazers and their work in their communities.
They state on their website, “Atlanta United is more than a club. We stand and fight for unity and strength, and we see those values reflected in both our city and our supporters.”
They continue, “The number 17 is reserved for the rowdy & proud that continuously show up for their city and their club in more ways than one. The Spirit of 17 spurs us to victory, and we stand together with our city in our battles on and off the pitch.”
Artists involved in the project include ARRRTADDICT; Fabian Williams aka OccasionalSuperstar, Tommy Bronx, and more! For the full collection of murals, visit their website.
ARRRTADDICT decided to honor Aisha “Pinky” Cole, who’s a Jamaican-American restaurateur. She is the owner and operator of Slutty Vegan, a plant-based burger restaurant chain in Atlanta which recently made our recent round-up of favorite eats from 2021. The mural is located at 489 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
OccasionalSuperstar chose to pay tribute to Jovita Moore, the television news anchor who worked for WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1998 until she passed away following a battle with brain cancer in 2021. Find the vibrant mural at Bennett’s Market & Deli, 568 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.
Other trailblazers highlighted in the project include Jay Carter, Oronike Odeleye, CJ & Kelli Stewart, Miya Bailey, Gilbert Young, Jabari Graham, and more.
Pictured above is OccasionalSuperstar’s tribute to creative consultancy turned ATL cultural movement, Atlanta Influences Everything. Famous for their iconic merch, with each piece a love-letter to the ATL, Atlanta Influences Everything made our round-up of incredible Black-owned businesses in the city.
In other artsy ATL news, the Atlanta BeltLine has been awarded $40,000 from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Municipal Support for their stellar Arts program. For more information, click the link below.