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    • Krog Street TunnelKrog Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, United States
      Added from Candace Wheeler's guide, Atlanta: Art In Unexpected Places
      The Krog Street tunnel has become an unconventional message board for the Cabbagetown neighborhood. On any given day local artists and event organizers tag the walls of this tunnel to advertise ... read more
      upcoming events or even use the space to protest injustice such as the BP oil spill. The city of Atlanta has designated the tunnel as a project art space so the graffitied walls and the important messages they share can be seen and read for a long time to come.
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    • The Beltline920 Memorial Dr SE
      Added from Candace Wheeler's guide, Atlanta: Art In Unexpected Places
      With enormous push from Atlanta's former mayor, Shirley Franklin, the Atlanta Beltline is a project that has spanned nearly a decade. The Beltline is a 22-mile stretch that weaves throughout the city. ... read more
      It has green space, transit and unique art projects. Throughout the year the Atlanta Beltline Project hosts Art on the Beltline, which takes submissions from local artists and places their work around the 22-mile stretch. Simply taking an evening walk or biking path can lead you to gorgeous, brightly colored murals or artwork inspired Native American ancestry. There are many entry points to the Beltline throughout the city and a quick visit to the website will make it easy to pick a route and start sightseeing.
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    • The Goat Farm1200 Foster Street
      Added from Candace Wheeler's guide, Atlanta: Art In Unexpected Places
      Tucked away on a small street off the main drag of Howell Mill Rd., the Goat Farm is a 19th century industrial building turned creative studio space. When you arrive at the space it is quite literally ... read more
      a farm with goats milling around the land and curiously peeking at new visitors. The space has become a haven for local artists, dancers, performers and even a few small tech startups. There are performances and events at the farm, which is the best time to experience it as it is not open daily to the public.
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    • Castlberry Hill Arts District321 Nelson Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA
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      Along a several block stretch filled with unconventional and interesting art is the Castleberry Hill Arts District. The shops along Walker, Nelson and Peter Streets are filled with clothing boutiques, ... read more
      delicious pizza shops, tatoo parlors and beauty salons. It isn't uncommon to stumble upon intricate artwork inside any of these spaces that are part of a revitalized downtown Atlanta. There is even a hair salon and hookah bar that showcases paintings, talk about art in unexpected places! The Castleberry Hill Arts District is also less than five minutes from a few of the city's most recognized historically black colleges and universities, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College.
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    • South Broad Street MuralsSouth Broad Street
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      The South Broad Street Mural project is a set of murals painted by local street artists like Sarah Emerson onto vacant buildings in a downtown Atlanta neighborhood. The murals were part of a project ... read more
      put on by the city for it's annual, Elevate Week which hosts a week-long schedule of events related to art, music and theater performance. The murals have become a bright spot in a downtown neighborhood that many had forgotten.
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    • Living WallsCollege Ave NE
      Added from Candace Wheeler's guide, Atlanta: Art In Unexpected Places
      Living Walls is a unique art project started by artist who wanted their art to do more than just entertain the casual observed. Since the project began in 2010 it has turned into an annual conference ... read more
      at the end of summer where local artists come together to share ideas. The walls are "living" in that they are constantly being painted over for new artwork. The walls can be found all over the city-- the walls on College Ave NE are located in the Kirkwood, an eclectic neighborhood with lots of unique places to eat and shopping boutiques.
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    • Dashard Co-op91 South Broad Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
      Added from Candace Wheeler's guide, Atlanta: Art In Unexpected Places
      This co-op has been making waves in Atlanta as they have taken over typically vacant buildings or abandoned lots and transformed them through art. Dashboard has used vacant buildings as gallery ... read more
      opening sites, had artist performances and even created murals that add character to a rundown part of town. Their main headquarters is located on South Broad Street in one of the buildings where the South Broad Street murals can be found. You can find out about Dashboard Co-op events all over the city through their social networking sites.
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    • Folk Art ParkRalph McGill Blvd NE & Courtland St. NE
      Added from Candace Wheeler's guide, Atlanta: Art In Unexpected Places
      The Folk Art Park and its sculptures were erected as part of the city's overhaul for the 1996 Olympics. The park includes large-scale installations, murals and colorful life-size sculptures. In recent ... read more
      years, the city has been making a push to raise money to renovate the park and update the artists works.
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    • Auburn Avenue Bas Reliefs101 Auburn Ave NE
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      Located along Auburn Avenue, a popular strip in the city for cultural parades, events and historic landmarks, are the Auburn Avenue Bas Reliefs. These sculptures are a tribute to community leaders ... read more
      James Tate, Carrie Steele Logan, Alice Dugged Cary, and Wesley Chapel Redding -- some of whom have popular streets named after them throughout the city. Each relief is made of bronze and includes text about the individual's life.
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    • Georgia Tech Architectural SculpturesAirline Street NE, Muse St SW & 1544 Piedmont Rd NE
      Added from Candace Wheeler's guide, Atlanta: Art In Unexpected Places
      This series of sculptures was created by a Georgia Tech professor and his architecture students. The three sculptures are placed throughout the city and are made of locally-donated wood products. Each ... read more
      sculpture is between 20-30 feet long and 15 feet tall. The sculptures were a result of a semester long course study.
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    • 27 Torch GateNorth Ave NW & Techwood Dr NW
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      The 27 Torch Gate is located at the entrance for Georgia Tech, one of Atlanta's biggest institutions. The Torch Gate was commissioned for the 1996 Olympics and includes 27 custom-designed lights that ... read more
      are placed on a fence that travels along the length of the freeway. The Gate is often overlooked by longtime Atlantans but is a unique piece of history left behind from the Olympic Games.
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    • Homage to KingBoulevard & Freedom Parkway
      Added from Candace Wheeler's guide, Atlanta: Art In Unexpected Places
      This steel sculpture is one of the first things you see when you take the Freedom Parkway exit off of the often congest I-85/ I-75 downtown interstate connector. The sculpture depicts King with his ... read more
      arms outstretched towards the city, it's a truly striking image in the early evening hours when pink skies and the city lights provide a back drop for the piece. It's integrated into the Path trail, which is a walking path throughout the city.
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    • The Goat FarmFoster Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States

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