Our long time community partners Living Walls has a new project that is right up the street from the shop. If you have a chance, check it out. Facebook page here.
Living Walls is kicking off programming for 2014 with a major collaboration with the Boulevard Tunnel Initiative at the end of April. In addition to painting two massive murals running both sides of the Boulevard underpass, we’re planning a variety of educational outreach initiatives and events to highlight the tunnel as a pedestrian-friendly corridor linking Cabbagetown and the Old Fourth Ward. A daytime farmers market and craft market, tree plantings, tours, evening pub crawl, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, artist talks, and workshops are all on the agenda throughout the ten day production process running from April 16-26.
The farmers market and craft market are scheduled for Thursday, April 24th, starting at 5pm. They’ll be stationed on opposing sides of the Boulevard tunnel with a variety of other happenings sprinkled throughout the surrounding area to encourage pedestrian traffic and exploration. We’re aiming to create a vibrant, vital landscape that organically flows from Cabbagetown to the Edgewood strip.
Living Walls and Boulevard Tunnel Initiative are proud to welcome artist MOMO to Atlanta! For 10 days, both organizations will highlight the tunnel that links Old Fourth Ward and Cabbagetown. Each day will feature programming – tours, projections, block parties, markets and more! All events will be held in the tunnel or along the Edgewood and Carroll Street strips. Check back for the full schedule of events and locations!
9am – Boulevard Tunnel Cleanup hosted by BTI
MOMO begins painting
10am – Instameet with #weloveatl and guided tour of walls beginning at Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown
12pm- 4pm – 2014 Conference Artist Preview at Milltown Arms Tavern
12pm- 4pm – ‘Crops & Crafts’ Artist and Farmers Market featuring the #weloveatl truck in the parking lot at 490 Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward
2pm – Guided tour of walls
2pm – Guided tour of walls
Edgewood and Carroll Street Block Party! A portion of all proceeds from sponsoring bars will be donated to Living Walls to help create more murals in ATL
4pm – Guided tour of walls
8pm – Play till you drop! Joystick Gamebar – every quarter played is donated to Living Walls
10:30pm – Drag show at Church Bar
10pm – Karaoke at Mother
10pm – Cute Boots and On Holiday perform at Noni’s
2014 Conference Artist Preview at Milltown Arms Tavern and $5 pints with all proceeds donated to Living Walls
Y’allywood light mapping projections in the Tunnel by artist, Ryan Stang