Now in its eighth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns to bring visual art and performance to miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor in 2017.
I’ve heard such great things about this, I can’t wait to check this out this year! The largest outdoor temporary public art project in the American South, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine includes visual artists, performers, musicians and historic preservationists; placing working professionals alongside emerging artists.
Help Illuminate One of Atlanta’s Great New Traditions!
Join the fun on September 9th from 8pm-11pm as the Lantern Parade kicks off the 2017 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition! Check out a recap of the 2016 parade, and see photos from past parades in our Art on the Atlanta BeltLine photo gallery.
The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade debuted on the Atlanta art scene in 2010, and has been growing ever since. In 2012, there were 1,200 participants and tailgaters along the parade route, and in 2015, the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade brought together more than 60,000 people for an awe-inspiring spectacle of lights and sounds.
Light It Up! Learn How to Make Lanterns!
Hold up a light for the Atlanta BeltLine! Your creative participation is what makes the magic! Like the Lantern Parade, this workshop is created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. Click here for workshop schedules.
Where is the Atlanta BeltLine?
The planned Atlanta BeltLine utilizes an existing 22-mile historic rail corridor that encircles the City of Atlanta as its foundation, all within a few miles of Downtown. Current open sections include:
- North: Northside Trail
- West / Southwest: West End Trail, Southwest Connector Spur Trail, Gordon White Park, Perkerson Park (the Westside Trail is under construction through late summer 2017)
- South: H. Stanton Park, Boulevard Crossing Park, Arthur Langford, Jr. Skatepark
- East: Eastside Trail, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, interim hiking trails (the Eastside Trail Extension is under construction through fall 2017)