Earlier this summer, the Atlanta City Council unanimously passed its annual budget, which included an increase in funding for the arts — doubling the current funding, in fact.
And to add to the hype, the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, and WonderRoot are teaming up to grace ATL with 30 new civil rights and social justice themed murals before Super Bowl fans flood the streets this February.
The upcoming mural creations will bring to life two areas: the neighborhoods surrounding the Mercedes-Benz Stadium — English Ave., Castleberry Hill and Vine City — and downtown Atlanta. The city hasn’t settled on designs just yet, but will be developed during community conversations by the nine artists that are tasked with the job. The artwork will begin going up this fall and is to remain a permanent addition to ATL’s cultural scene long after the game is over.
Underground has a few pieces of art featured in this article from Atlanta Plan It. Take a look and explore some of Atlanta’s art and culture scene.