July 29, 2011
Four local artists take to the street with their handiwork this month
By Nancy Staab
Take four cutting-edge galleries as curators, four hot local artists, and four blank walls in four arty Atlanta nabes, and you get the mural mania known as Four Coats. See the final results at festive unveilings this Saturday night, July 30, 6-9PM and meet the artists in person.
“Four Coats” is an annual murals-in-the-city project to promote public art introduced by Monica Campana of the Living Walls international graffiti fest (which took place in Atlanta Aug. 12-14) and sponsored by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Four major art districts I45 (i.e. Inman Park, Fourth Ward, Little Five Points), Westside Arts District, Castleberry Hill, and Midtown each scored a fresh outdoor wall mural curated by a hip neighborhood gallery (Whitespace, Marcia Wood, Get This! and Beep Beep) and produced by a leading Atlanta artist. This year the hand-picked artists are Tommy Taylor, Lucha Rodriguez, Andy Moon Wilson and Sunday Southern Arts Revial—an artist collective consisting of George Long, John Tindel, Michi, Jesse Cregar and Mario Schambon. The artists have been working on the murals for weeks and now you can witness the final products. Click here for a map indicating the location of each mural:
Below a few snaps of the walls in progress and final results—from the dreamy, story book cityscape of towers and spires by Andy Moon Wilson to the gorgeous abstract by Tommy Taylor. Just call them wonder walls.