We're bringing art to the forefront of the community by featuring artists, makers, and entrepreneurs at the street level.

Midtown is a hub of visual and performing arts, anchored by world class museums, attractions, and cultural venues. Our mission is to amplify the creative experience in Midtown, making it an essential part of daily life and accessible to all. The best way to do that? Put artists at the center of that experience.

 

What’s Happening Now

We are activating empty storefronts with temporary artwork that showcases an exciting range of our city’s talent. Some of these artists have established careers in Atlanta and nationwide. Others are fresh on the scene. All seven are new to Midtown. Meet them:

Shanequa Gay

Chiomma Hall

Melissa Huang

Kaye Lee Patton

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Fabian Williams

Kristan Woolford

Neda Abghari, Curator

 

“When you support artists in your neighborhood, you get art in your neighborhood.”
– Chantelle Rytter, Cousins Properties 2017-2018 Artist in Residence, Promenade Building

 

Where to See the Art

Seven spaces along Peachtree Street (between 5th and 10th Street), Peachtree Place, and on 10th Street will come alive in phases with vibrant murals, sculpture and video installations beginning in December 2020, and on display through Q1 2021.

On view now:

  • 805 Peachtree Street (between 5th and 6th Streets) - work by Shanequa Gay
  • 990 Peachtree Street (Atlanta History Center Midtown Campus adjacent to Savi) - works by Kaye Lee Patton and Fabian Williams
  • 999 Peachtree Street (999 Peachtree Building NW corner) - work by Kristan Woolford

Coming soon:

  • 90 Peachtree Place (next to Cafe Agora) - JANUARY 2021 - works by Chiomma Hall and Melissa Huang
  • 10 Tenth Street (near MARTA Midtown Station north entrance) - FEBRUARY 2021 - work by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

 

Coming in 2021

Temporary installations are the springboard for future residencies intended to give artists a physical workspace and a firm foundation to build a creative practice in Midtown. Residencies arranged through partnerships with property owners in Midtown will range from 6-18 months and will include a give-back to the community in the form of special programming and events featuring the artists and their work. Midtown Alliance invites property owners seeking opportunities for their available spaces in 2021 to reach out regarding potential partnerships.

 

Thank You to our Partners

This effort is guided by Midtown Alliance and relies on strategic partnerships with commercial property owners. Host sites enjoy the presence of art on their property and the added visibility that it brings.

FOUNDING PARTNERS:

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries about this program, contact Ellie Hensley: Ellie@MidtownATL.com. View the launch press release here. Hi-res images available for download at this link (credit Midtown Alliance).