Matt Haffner’s mural on the side of Dark Horse Tavern. in Virginia Highland.

On August 14, the Living Walls annual conference will kick off again – reactivating public spaces with street artists from around the world.

The five-day conference is scheduled to capacity with a film screening, block parties, lectures, gallery exhibit and a bike tour. All events are free and open to the public. Here’s the schedule

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
BSA Movie Night
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliffe Road, NE
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Jaime and Steve from Brooklyn Street Art will screen a series of street art and graffiti short films

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
Tour of Edgewood Ave
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
LW and Historic District Development Corporation (HDDC) will lead five guided tours to highlight the historical and cultural past, present and future of the avenue.

Block Party
Edgewood Ave
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Restaurants, bars and music venues will come together in support of the conference.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
Lecture Series
W Atlanta – Midtown
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Featuring five keynote speakers and one artist panel

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
The Goat Farm Arts Center and Living Walls Co-Present: The Main Event
1200 Foster St
8:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Gallery exhibit featuring work of this year’s participating artists, Pecha Kucha style talks, DJ’s and bands

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
Bike Tour of Walls
Location TBA
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

For more about Living Walls, visit livingwallsatl.com.

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.