Art on the Atlanta BeltLine artists’ walks + workshop

As the request for proposals has gone out, we’ve gotten a ton of questions about when our artists’ walks are going to be. We now have them scheduled! This is an opportunity for submitting artists to walk the corridor with members of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine committee, ask questions about siting their piece, and explore location options. The dates / times are as follows:
>> Saturday, March 12th – East Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Memorial Drive beside H. Harper’s Station and ending at 10th and Monroe Drive beside Park Tavern.
>> Sunday, March 13th – West Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Washington Park (at Lena St.) and ending at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street.
>> Saturday, March 19th – West Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Washington Park (at Lena St.) and ending at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street.
>> Sunday, March 20th – East Side Walk at 11 a.m.: beginning at Memorial Drive beside H. Harper’s Station and ending at 10th and Monroe Drive beside Park Tavern.
We’ve also set up one more artists’ workshop:
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd  
Time: 7:00pm 
Location: Chastain Arts Center 
135 West Wieuca Road, NW 30342
Attached is a flyer with this information, too. Please pass along to friends, family, neighborhood groups, community organizations, etc.! 
As always, thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Jenny Pittam

Westview Centennial Celebration

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Westview Centennial Celebration

Our neighborhood is 100 years old! Come celebrate the centennial with a day full of fun activities for the whole family!


A free 5K around Westview and West End sponsored by the Atlanta BeltLine. Complete your free registration online by visiting (search for “BeltLine” to find the race) and selecting the “No T-Shirt” option. Those who wish to make the optional $20 donation as part of their registration will receive an event t-shirt on race day!


DJs Ramon Rawsoul (House in the Park –, Ryze (Imported Underground), and Drew (Drew’s House) will be playing the best in deep house and soul! Come boogie down on the lawn.


If you are interested in participating in our artist market please email us at This is our first year hosting the market so the application fee is only $10! We’ll supply you with a 10×10 space. You bring the tent, table, and other displays. Space is limited, so don’t wait!


Attendees – bring $5 to sample and vote for your favorite food! Participants – are you the master of the grill? Come out and prove it in the Westview Grill-Off! Entries in the Grill-Off are free! Individuals, organizations, restaurants are all allowed to participate. Please contact us at for more info and to register.


There will be fun games (with prizes) for the kids!


9:30 – 11:00: BeltLine 5K

11:00 – 11:30: Ceremonies

11:30 – 4:00: Cook-off/BBQ/music/artist market


Picnic blankets, camping chairs, an appetite, $5 for the grill-off, sunscreen, smiles.

More info at:

Atlanta BeltLine 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, June 26 9:30a

at Rose Circle Park, Atlanta, GA

Celebrate the opening of the new Atlanta BeltLine trail in Southwest Atlanta as we run, jog and walk through Historic West End and Historic Westview. The Westview Centennial Barbeque will follow the BeltLine 5K and give our guests a taste of the rich culture found on the Westside of Atlanta.

Race starts at Rose Circle Park & finishes at Kipp Strive Academy, 1444 Lucile Ave, 30310

Go West! Westview/ West End Neighborhood Day: DEC 12th

This year West End and Westview have teamed up to bring you a grand day of celebrations and activities to kick off the holiday season. All events are open to the general public. If you haven’t ever ventured out to the Westside of Atlanta this is your chance to GO WEST!

The day will benefit The Atlanta BeltLine, which is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will shape the way Atlanta grows over the next 25 years and beyond. The project proposes a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other by streetcar or light rail.


9:30am – 5K Walk-A-Thon Benefit for KIPP STRIVE Academy: Rain or shine. Get your legs on; get your exercise before the parties later. 5K = three miles and takes about one hour. Meet at KIPP STRIVE, 1444 Lucile Avenue – the former JC Harris Elementary School in Westview. To register for the walk or to help with planning please contact Scott Shepherd at (404) 277-5970.

12:00pm – BeltLine Trail Ground Breaking Ceremony: Meet at Muse Street and Lucile Avenue at high noon to celebrate the ground breaking for the next leg of the BeltLine Trail. Once complete, the trail will connect Rose Circle Park with the Westview Cemetery and add more green space to the community. Free giveaways from the BeltLine. Walk-A-Thon ends at the ground breaking site. For more information or to help with planning please contact Patrick Berry at (404) 755-1255.

12:15pm – Westview Holiday Party at Fire Station Number 17: Immediately after the Beltline Ground Breaking Ceremony join the Westview Community Organization and the firefighters for a traditional holiday lunch at Fire Station 17, 1489 R.D. Abernathy Boulevard. Please bring a dish to share. For more information or to help with planning please contact Ayana Gabriel at (404) 345-3209. 

7:00-11:00pm – Cocktail Party and Hord’Oeuvres at the Hammonds House: Join West End, Westview & West End Merchants Coalition for a Gala to celebrate our historic shared past, our delightful present and our fantastic future. To our resident guests, please reach out to friends in other neighborhoods that are looking to live in or buy in our neighborhood. The holiday party will be a great introduction to the area by meeting our greatest asset: our friends and neighbors. The party is pot luck Hor d’Oeuvres with live music. In lieu of a dish, a small donation is suggested. This is a benefit for the community. For more information or to help with planning please contact Carl Nes at (404) 755-2000.

For more information about the BeltLine, please visit More information about the day of activities is available at:

I was reminded why I love the West End

this weekend when my car stopped working. It actually did me a favor. I got out- and WALKED to all my home tours. I walked to the mall, park, Kroger, McDonald’s, -around, up and down throughout all of MY neighborhood and it felt good. Seeing the early signs of spring- neighbors in their garden preparing to plant next month, meeting new neighbors moving in and hearing children’s laughter in the West End Park playground renewed my spirit.

When I first moved to GA, I lived in Decatur- off Wesley Chapel. I remember moving to GA without a car and being stuck. Stuck in my house- not being able to make it to the supermarket because at that time (6yrs ago) there were no side walks out there. Even now, although there are sidewalks- the streets are so massive, I’m not brave enough to run across them with my kids lol… But I disliked this state, and longed for home because I felt helpless.

 Thank God for experiences and “due season”…. I don’t think I would appreciate this area as much if I did  not experience that.  With that in mind, I thank God for the labor and work we must do (and are doing) now…it makes the future of the West End look much sweeter.