ATLANTA—Cities from Portland to Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Miami are embracing street art, viewing large-scale murals as both beautifying public art and civic programs with the potential to address urban challenges that go beyond aesthetic blight.
Atlanta created “Living Walls” a public mural program that includes an annual conference and ongoing projects throughout the year called “Concepts,” which focus on one or two artists. The overall mission? Living Walls “seeks to promote, educate and change perspectives about public space in our communities via street art.”
Scroll over the locations on this map to view all of the Living Walls murals throughout Atlanta.
Check out murals along Edgewood Avenue NE, including a couple of 2013 works by French artist JR and an amazing tribute to Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) by The Loss Prevention Project (this one is not a part of Living Walls), below.
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