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"Art on the Atlanta Beltline" wraps up with a grand finale

Artists perform along the Atlanta Beltline corridor.
Artists perform along the Atlanta Beltline corridor.
Courtesy: Lynne Cymone

 The first-ever art exhibition along the Atlanta Beltline corridor concludes this weekend with a whirlwind of events and performances celebrating Atlanta’s diverse art communities.

Since June, Atlanta Beltline Inc. and The Beltline Partnership have provided Atlanta residents with more than fifty installations and performances by local artists and given thousands their first look at the $2.8 billion redevelopment project as part of Art on the BeltLine: Atlanta’s New Public Place.

The exhibit garnered significant praise locally, with Atlanta’s premier alternative news source, Creative Loafing, honoring Art on the BeltLine in their 2010 “Best of Atlanta” issue. Readers voted the exhibit “Best New Trend in the Arts,” “Best Public Artwork” and “Best Public Art Event.”

As the five-month long festivities come to a close, residents are encouraged to take part closing ceremonies Saturday, October 2nd and Sunday October 3rd, which feature performances by Brooks Dance Company, the Sabor Brass Band and the Back Pockets.

The schedule of events for October 2nd and 3rd are as follows:

Saturday, October 2nd, 5 pm – 11 pm
• 5:00-6:30 Tailgating at Fulton Terrace and Holtzclaw St. (on the Atlanta BeltLine Corridor)
• 6:30-7:00 Performance by Brooks Dance Company
• 7:00-8:30 Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons’ Lantern Parade travels on the Atlanta BeltLine corridor from Fulton Terrace to the Somerset Stage at Angier Springs Rd. Performance by Beacon Dance Co. at the conclusion
• 8:30-11:00 Performances by Tayo & Mitchell, Muleskinner Macqueen Trio and the Back Pockets at the stage at Somerset Terrace and the Atlanta BeltLine corridor

Sunday, October 3rd, 1 pm – 6:30 pm
• 1:00-1:45 The Sabor Brass Band will march from Howell Park at Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. to Gordon White Park
• 1:45 pm-6:30 pm Performances in Gordon White Park (at the intersection of White St and Ralph David Abernathy Blvd),
o 1:45-2:30 Gritz & Jelly Butter
o 2:30-3:15 Akbar Imhotep
o 3:15-4:15 Leaf
o 4:15-6:30 Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground featuring Julie Dexter

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