Atlanta graffiti

Atlanta graffiti

Atlanta graffiti

Joe is trying to get out of his own head. The paint on his face mounted on canvas is his attempt to stop himself by covering up his pain. He is chained to what's behind him with the paint brush in his hand. He is trying to write himself out of his own head. He is stuck in the darkness, searching for the light outside of the bottle.


A destination for rockin’ record shops, live music venues and funky shops puts Little Five Points at the epicenter of all things eclectic in Atlanta. And art is no different. Notable works like R. Land’s “Pray for ATL,” The Loss Prevention’s “Welcome to Little Five Points” mural and more create the unmistakable vibe that L5P is known for. Be sure to pay tribute to Atlanta’s legendary Outkast by checking out the outsized mural located in the parking lot behind Wish, off Moreland Avenue.

In May 2011 the City of Atlanta established a Graffiti Task Force. In October 2011 the police arrested 7 persons that they designated as vandals and some regard as artists. However, city officials assert that they have no intention of stifling the street art scene. The city selected 29 murals which would not be painted over including those commissioned as part of the BeltLine and works created during the Living Walls conferences. But the list did not include the most famous street art space in the city, the Krog Street Tunnel. Many street artists and members of the arts community interviewed by Creative Loafing believe the city's efforts are misdirected or futile. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


Living Walls may have been on hiatus in 2015, but that doesn't mean Atlanta's vibrant street art culture didn't add some spectacular pieces to our city's streets. Curbed Atlanta has taken you on a couple of tours of Atlanta's outdoor art gallery this year, focusing primarily on art from Living Walls, Elevate Atlanta initiatives and Art on the Beltline. Now, let's meet the artists behind some of the works created during Forward Warrior. Held every June, the two-day live painting performance event brings local Atlanta artists together to freshen up the city with new murals. You can spot stunning 2015 art from 33 artists (and a few left over from the 2014 event) just by taking a quick walk along the CSX Hulsey rail yard wall that runs along Wylie Street in Cabbagetown.

The days are long gone of Atlanta being perceived as a bland, sprawling metropolis. Venture to the heart of the city to find a vibrant community of living, breathing art. Organizations like Living Walls perpetuate this street culture, with a mission to turn uninteresting, underutilized spaces into visual testaments to Atlanta’s thriving artist scene. (Source: www.atladventurer.com)



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