Art on the Beltline Events this weekend

This weekend’s events and schedule for Art on the Beltline.  Feel free to pass this message on to your neighbors, friends, and family.

Friday, September 30th

Location: Historic Fourth Ward Park

  • 6:30 p.m. – Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir, Peace Spiral
  • 8-10 pm – Center for Civil and Human Rights “Films That Matter” series, featuring the Movie “Philadelphia”  FREE

Saturday, October 1st

  • 4-7 p.m. – Artist Walk on the Westside: This is one of three walks where we will explore the Art of the Atlanta Beltline exhibition on foot and have artists give us the history and inspiration of their work.  We will start the walk at the southern end (intersection of Allene Avenue and Catherine Street in 30310).  The other walks will be October 16 (southeast) and November 18th (northeast).  We will also have an artists’ panel on October 20 at H. Harper Station.  All events are on our Facebook page.

Saturday, October 1st

Location: The Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW, Atlanta

For more details about this year’s artists, installation locations and performing arts schedule please visit  Also visit us on our Facebook page where you can post pictures of installations and events, make comments and interact with Art on the Beltline.  Feel free to share our Facebook page with your friends, family, and the organizations you’re connected to.


We look forward to seeing you on the Atlanta Beltline for another incredible season!


Got Art?

If  you were looking for something to do on this beautiful September day, you should have dropped by Piedmont Park to enjoy the annual Arts Festival!  Not only were there plenty of pieces of amazing artwork, but originally designed apparel, jewelry, and accessories were stationed, too.

From the Cellar Art booth, the most gorgeous glass treasures laid.  Nancy Cann has been creating these reversible pieces of jewelry for several years, and her skills are proven through her work.  To view more of her collection, CLICK HERE. (Sorry, she refused to let me take pictures!)

In another corner, Daniel Schemel had us frozen in time, as we gazed in awe at his wonderful clockwork.  Wooden watches  with leather bands, isn’t that unique?  To see more of his work visit Mistura Timepieces.


If you enjoy watercolor paintings, you should check out Helen Beacham’s Fine Art.  The most esquisite works of art could be found in this booth.  Her specialties are still life and landscape.  From the looks of things, she never disappoints!



My personal favorite display was Vicki Love’s.  She designs and creates products from deerskin.  At this particular booth, she displayed bags and a vest.  The detailed craftsmanship of each item exhibits her dedication to her work.  For a closer look, check her out HERE.

There were so many gorgeous works on display during this even.  If you missed out this year, now you know what to expect. Don’t miss out, this festival is one worth attending!

Cassia Preston (Photos not always consistent with content.)

A Must See!!!

Dear Beloved Community:
Have I got something to tell you! It’s big and it’s brand new. Now at the corner of the intersection of Whitehall and Metropolitan Streets, just blocks from the AUC and across the street from Nicky’s Seafood is a billboard size mural. Georgia Power commissioned the work of art to enhance its utility substation site. The chosen artist Dwayne Wright aka Dubelyoo has created a concept, representing 6 historical neighborhoods, using paint and stencil on 5 concrete panels. See it for yourself.
This project is (no pun intended) off the wall! It stands as a pictorial cornerstone of neighborhoods at  the  crossroads.The ‘bigger than life’ portraits speak to the inner strength of values etched in individuals and the power of community building. Let’s view this mural as a monument to the testament of our reliance on awareness of the past, faith in what we are capable of and the possibilities for the future.
Georgia Power, represented by Lolita Browning, in association with Matt Sussman of Tunnell &Tunnell Landscape Architecture and significant members of the Mechanicsville/Pittsburg, Adair Park, Castleberry Hill, West End and AUC community and institutions deserve ginormous props for their dedication and investment to this work of art. *Photos courtesy of the artist.
Job well done,

Wanda Whiteside,
AUCNA president and
member of the artist selection committee


Affordable Housing Workshop and Bus Tour, Aug 13th

Dear Friends of the Atlanta Development Authority and the Atlanta BeltLine,

Please help us promote our upcoming affordable housing workshop and bus tour to your employees, friends, constituents, readers and networks.  This event is free and prospective home buyers will get a chance to tour the Atlanta BeltLine route and neighborhoods and learn how to access up to $60,000 in downpayment assistance. This is an all day event for home buyers and will take place at The Lofts in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood.  See flyer attached for more details.

RSVP’s are required to Hiwot Mekonnen at 404-614-8317 <tel:404-614-8317>.
Help us re-invigorate Atlanta’s historic intown neighborhoods!

Thank you.

Sonya Moste | Director of Marketing | Atlanta Development Authority
86 Pryor Street, SW; Suite 300 | Atlanta, GA 30303 | (: 954.349.4103 <tel:954.349.4103> | *:


For additional information please view this Bus Tour Flyer !!

National Night Out Tonight!

Hello Westview neighbors,

Tonight is National Night Out! Please stop by 1650 Rogers Ave (Michael and Kisha’s house) between 7-9pm. We’ll have hotdogs on the grill, andwe are requesting neighbors to bring side items and school supplies. There will also be literature about public safety, a live DJ, a representative from ADT handing out some freebies, and an opportunity to speak with a police officer. Even if you can’t stay for long, stop by on your way home from work and say hello.

National Night Out is a nationwide crime/drug prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

See you this evening!