Atlanta’s status as a street-mural mecca got a boost this month as the OuterSpace Project left its mark from Decatur to Summerhill and up to Midtown.
Many of this year’s featured artists are Atlanta locals with familiar styles (YoYo Ferro, Greg Mike), while others swooped in from Miami, Charleston, New York, Spain, Buenos Aires, and even Australia.
The OuterSpace series launched back in 2015 as an effort to merge “public art, live music, design, action sports, and culture,” with the invigorating mural projects at its core.
It’s carrying the intown torch for famed events like Living Walls, which created more than 110 murals across Atlanta in a five-year run beginning in 2009. Living Walls is taking its talents to Buford Highway this year.
The 2017 OuterSpace incarnation concluded Saturday with a “Big Bang” blowout at Terminal West. We set out this week to capture some highlights of what artists left behind:
And lest we forget this now-completed mural in Midtown by Greg Mike ...
Here’s the full 2017 map to the above murals and others: