To find Atlanta’s most engrossing gallery of street murals, look no further than Cabbagetown.
A former blue-collar mill town, the eastside neighborhood for decades has been a destination for artists, who once could roundly afford its colorful array of shotguns and other modest housing.
In recent years, Cabbagetown has emerged as a literal palette for artistic talent, with works found from Memorial Drive to Carroll Street and especially on the vast walls of Wylie Street.
Last summer, as part of this Visual Journeys series, we toured the Wylie Street section of vibrant graffiti and murals that now serves as a backdrop for the newest Beltline Eastside Trail leg.
Today, we head west from there, beginning at Atlanta’s graffiti mecca, the Krog Street Tunnel.