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Buckhead’s PATH400 trail welcomes a mural series with purpose

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Temporary installations on north Atlanta’s multi-use pathway stress mental wellness

A photo of a new mural along PATH400 in Buckhead.
One 25-foot panel with an atypical message, as Atlanta murals go.
All photos courtesy of Livable Buckhead

Having a bad day? Week? All of 2018?

Perhaps a visit to the Beltline’s Buckhead cousin is in order.

Along the multi-use PATH400 trail, work has wrapped on a temporary art series designed to lend a little emotional and mental restoration beyond what normally happens when people and nature meet.

Livable Buckhead has teamed with Kaiser Permanente to tap local artists for five 25-foot chalkwork murals that stress mental wellness along the sound wall between PATH400 and the highway for which it’s named.

Participants from the Georgia Chalk Artists Guild—Chelsey Austin, Catherine Bozone, Katie Bush, Meg Mitchell, and Jessi Queen—rendered meaningful messages such as “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” and “What We Think We Become” for the project.

The works will be displayed between Old Ivy and Wieuca roads for about three months.

These same concrete palettes have previously showcased very realistic (and not) Stars Wars art.

“This ongoing series of temporary artwork is a great way to bring the arts to Buckhead and to support local artists,” Denise Starling, Livable Buckhead executive director, said in a release.

PATH400, spearheaded by Livable Buckhead, is a 5.2-mile greenway being constructed on public land adjacent to Ga. Highway 400, stretching from the banks of Peachtree Creek up to the northern edge of Atlanta.

Have a gander at part of the new mural series below: