Whether you're a muralist, sculptor, musician, dancer or artist whose work can't easily be classified, Art On The Beltline wants to hear from you within the next week. They are looking for talented artists, both emerging and established, to help create the fifth-annual installment of Atlanta's largest temporary art project. Chosen works will be displayed from Sept. 6 (after the annual lantern parade) until mid-November along eight miles of the loop of pedestrian heaven. Selected artists, who will be notified during the week of April 28, will receive up to $6,000 to help them create and install their masterpieces. Most got around $2,200 in previous years, but who cares, really? This isn't about money; it's about art!
The request for proposals with full details on deadlines (April 21, 5 p.m. is the important one right now) and what sort of art will be considered can be found on the Beltline's website. In short, interactivity, sturdiness and environmental design are good. Toxic substances, things that will put an eye out and projects that will melt in the rain are bad.
Between the new art for the Beltline every year, the upcoming Boulevard Tunnel mural by acclaimed street artist MOMO and the Living Walls work around the city, Atlanta's outdoor art is becoming hard to beat.