Now celebrating its fourth year as Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for artists to solicit outdoor, temporary works of art for presentation on the Atlanta BeltLine in the fall of 2013.

The exhibition space will span almost eight miles, including the recently opened Eastside Trail stretching from 10th Street and Monroe Drive to Irwin Street. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that marry their artistic visions with the landscape and sustainability themes of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Proposals should reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design and/or aesthetic parameters of the potential sites and should be well-researched by the candidates. Potential projects could include sculptures, murals, music, dance, theater, performance art, amenities for visitors, planting or environmental works, and more.

The submission deadline is April 10, 2013. The RFP can be found online at art.beltline.org and is available for download now. Installation will begin in June and projects must be installed no later than August 31, 2013. Five information sessions will be hosted to provide additional information and answer questions around this exciting project:

Date: Saturday, March 9
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Goat Farm
The Warhorse
1200 Foster Street
Atlanta, GA 30318

Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: WonderRoot
982 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316

Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Abernathy Arts Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road, NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Georgia State University
Arts and Humanities Building, Room #300
10 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30302

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Wren’s Nest
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30310

For complete details regarding proposal specifications, deadlines, budgets and requirements, please view the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine RFP at art.beltline.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.