Ideas for public art in downtown Atlanta historic district : LUSENET : Public Art : One Thread

The Fairlie-Poplar National Register District is seeking advice and ideas for a public arts iniative. The Fairlie-Poplar district is Atlanta's turn-of-the-century central business district, which was developed between the late 1800's and early 1900's. The district is characterized by Victorian and Art Nouveau commercial structures. We are interested in public art (sculpture, murals, etc.) which blend with existing architecture, and reflect the areas history and historic purpose. The Fairlie-Poplar Implementation Task Force is interested in promoting the area as a mecca for the arts, attracting gallaries, theaters, and other public arts facilities. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

-- Chris Montesinos (, February 15, 1998


Chris, We have a downtown mural project here in Tucson where we used "Tilography", a process for putting black and white photographs on tile, to display downtown photos of people from the 40s to the 60s. It is very popular and has stimulated alot of interest in the downtown area. You can check out photos of the walls and details of the project on -- Tom Galloway

-- Tom Galloway (, June 28, 1999.

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