Take the ultimate public art tour in Atlanta with Tiny Doors ATL!
Unless you’re completely oblivious, you’ve probably heard of Tiny Doors ATL. It’s a street art concept that has taken the city by storm. Started by artist Karen Anderson Singer, several local attractions and landmarks have even joined in on the enchanting fun, continuously expanding this awesome project.
Tiny Doors ATL is an Atlanta-based art project bringing big wonder to tiny spaces in Atlanta. The 7-inch doors are sculptures created by artist Singer, at the invitation of the neighborhood or institution. They are designed to reflect the spirit, architecture, and other unique elements of the surrounding community.
Here are ten recommendations we suggest you check out, with a full map of the Tiny Doors in Atlanta at the bottom of the article. Why not head out for your own personal tour of this unique art project spread across the city? Some doors may require that you pay entry to the attraction. However, a lot of them are free and easy to access.
1. Inman Park
Inspired by the beautiful butterfly street art surrounding it, this Tiny Door is 15 feet from the famous King of Pops walk-up window. It comes with it’s own specials board, which frequently changes. Make a pitstop before spending the day relaxing at Inman Park.
2. Fox Theatre
The iconic Fox Theatre has its own Tiny Door. Welcoming back theatre goers following the pandemic, the doors across the city frequently get restored or updated. Many of the doors got a political makeover during the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, and again during the elections.
3. Center for Puppetry Arts
Meet a tiny Kermit the Frog at the Tiny Door at the Center of Puppetry Arts. Once you’ve snapped a picture of this cute Tiny Door, head inside for the largest presentation of Jim Henson artifacts in the world.
4. Swan House
The historic house has embraced contemporary street art. Located at the Atlanta History Center, Swan House’s Tiny House is enchantedly nestled in one of its surrounding trees. The gorgeous grounds have been used in Hollywood blockbusters, as Atlanta becomes the Hollywood of the South.
5. StateFarm Arena
This Tiny Door is in-between the “T” and the “L” on the front face of State Farm Arena. Replicating the iconic Atlanta sculpture, intertwined with its stunning architecture. Using the abbreviated ATL, it’s free to visit, public, wheelchair and public transit accessible, and made for absolutely everyone to enjoy.
6. ATL BeltLine
Located at the edge of the BeltLine, close to the projects origin’s at Krog Street Tunnel, is the complete opposite of a Tiny Door. However, this impressive piece is not misplaced. This giant door so big that it will make you feel tiny!
7. Georgia Aquarium
If you visit Georgia Aquarium, make sure you look out for their Tiny Door. Located at the entrance to Ocean Voyager. Look overhead for the sculpture of a whale shark and you’re close!
8. Atlantic Station
The Tiny Door at Atlantic Station takes on the iconic ATL skyline, highlighting our architectural icons. The two plant pots nestled on each side, make Atlantic Station’s cute tiny door look welcoming, inviting us to explore the iconic open-air mall.
9. Woodruff Arts Center
This Tiny Door is a stunning tribute to Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Located at Woodruff Arts Center, there are two extra versions of this piece, and visiting performers will get an exclusive look at this incredible project. With one in the green room at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the other backstage at Fox Theatre, visiting performers will definitely want to explore the city, and search for the other Tiny Doors.
10. Olympic Centennial Park
This awesome mural has three hidden Tiny Doors. Head to the Olympic Centennial Park to see if you can find them all. This was a collaboration between Tiny Doors ATL and Lotus Eaters Club.
Check out the map below for all the Tiny Doors across Atlanta, or follow the project on Instagram to stay up to date.
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