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In celebration of street art

September 21 - This city never disappoints, especially when it comes to street art.

This week I'm profiling Karen Anderson Singer, the artist known as Tiny Doors ATL. In our conversation, Singer opened up about her artistic journey, her process, the meaning of the doors, and the impact this project has had on her and the community. 

On the other side of the Krog St. Tunnel, Forward Warrior returned to once again transform the walls in Cabbagetown into a half-mile-long outdoor art exhibition.

The weather is beautiful, get outside and enjoy the art in the streets. 

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Karen Anderson Singer, photographed by Isadora Pennington
Tiny Doors, Big Dreams

🚪 Atlanta’s Tiny Doors are a beloved part of the city’s landscape, and chances are you’ve seen one. Karen Anderson Singer, the artist known as Tiny Doors ATL, has been creating her ubiquitous miniature doors and installing them across Atlanta since 2014.

I recently met with Singer at the Rainbow Door (also known as Tiny Door 2), which is located along the BeltLine just across from the Old Fourth Ward Skatepark. The bright red door is centered underneath a colorful rainbow with the words “Happy PRIDE 2022” painted above it. 

“The rainbow door has a little more of me in it than the rest,” said Singer. It was installed eight years ago in celebration of Atlanta Pride, and was initially intended to remain for only the month of October. Instead, this Tiny Door has persisted and is now a cultural icon.

Read more about Tiny Doors ATL in my October cover story for Atlanta Intown here.

As Seen in ATL: Forward Warrior 2022

📷  This past weekend, the annual mural festival Forward Warrior returned to the streets of Cabbagetown. Boasting a lineup that includes many of Atlanta's most prestigious street artists, the annual event brings color and life to the walls along Wylie St. on either side of the Krog St. Tunnel.

Forward Warrior was created ten years ago by local artist Peter Ferrari, who has built the event into a treasured community celebration of public art. 

See more photos from Forward Warrior 2022 here.
Callanwolde at 50

🎉 Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in DeKalb County will mark its 50th anniversary with a trip back in time.

"Party Like It's 1972" is set for Oct. 2 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and guests are encouraged to break out their tie-dyes, bell bottoms, and platform shoes for the party. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here

The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine by Zest Atlanta Catering, and disco dancing with tunes spun by DJ Ballroom Blitz. The event will also showcase talents by in-house artists including Pro Prime Movers and a display of ceramic pieces made by artists at the center.  

Find out more about the history of Callanwolde in Clare Richie's feature here.
Art Happenings

📷  Southern Rites opens at the Atlanta Contemporary tomorrow, Sept. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. Return for an artist tour on Sat., Sept. 24 at 12 p.m. (pictured above).

🎲  Learn all about board game design from Wingspan designer Elizabeth Hargrave at MODA tomorrow, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m.

🖼  “Autumn Unfolding,” an exhibition featuring the works of Megan Lightell and Vesela Baker will be on display at Anne Irwin Fine Art beginning at 10 a.m. on Fri., Sept. 23.

🖥  Signature Gallery will unveil a Virtual Artist Feature of Lynne Hobaica’s work on their website on Fri., Sept. 23 at 11 a.m.

🖌  Artist talk with Melissa Huang regarding her process and solo show, A Person Shaped Daydream at Whitespace Gallery, Sat., Sept. 24 at 3 p.m.

📏  ABV Gallery presents "Six By Six," an exhibition of 6 x 6” works from 40+ artists from around the globe, opens Sat., Sept. 24 from 6-10 p.m.

🕺🏿 Wear your best 70s garb to the Give Peace a Dance fundraising gala at ArtsXchange on Sat., Sept. 24 from 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

Post of the Week

Georgia Tech unveiled Loop, a brand new interactive art installation inspired by animated flipbooks in Tech Square. 
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