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Decatur MARTA Bridge to Get Fancy Mural

MILAGROS Collective will brighten up the banal rail bridge west of Decatur Square

A big new mural will soon spruce up a banal rail bridge in the heart of Decatur. MILAGROS Collective, based in New Orleans and Miami, has been selected to paint on the MARTA overpass at West Trinity Place and Atlanta Avenue.

According to the Decatur Arts Alliance — overseers of the project — Decatur received a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) as part of its inaugural Public Art Program. In addition to the funds from ARC, matching local funds will be used to complete the project. The artists were chosen in part due to their "commitment to and... excitement for the community engagement process around their projects," according to a press release by the City of Decatur.

Decatur Metro reports that MILAGROS Collective will now engage with the community to develop a plan for the mural. After stakeholders have weighed in, work will commence this summer, with completion of the mural expected sometime in the fall.