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