Public Art

  • 2016: The Fence

  • 2015: The Fence

  • 2012: Geolocation: Atlanta

  • 2010: Before 1190 Huff Road

  • 2008: Within Our Gates

  • 2007: Public Placemats (ATL)


  • Updated: Nov 30th, 2016

Each year, ACP commissions a temporary public art project that is a highlight of the ACP Festival. ACP's Public Art program is significant in its ability to bring photographic or lens-based projects to audiences that might not ordinarily visit a traditional arts venue. These projects encourage viewers to consider photography in fresh new ways.

ACP's acclaimed public art program typically features temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta. It is significant in its ability to reach beyond the audience of traditional arts venues and expand the way audiences consider lens-based media.

ACP is pleased to once again present the FENCE, an outdoor photography exhibition featuring over 40 photographers from around the world, who, through 6 images or less, are telling compelling stories that reach across cultural boundaries and geographical lines. The FENCE series originated 4 years ago with United Photo Industries in New York and occurs annually. For the last three years, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) has been a part of the FENCE project by exhibiting the 700+ foot long photo exhibition (selected by 40 jurors from a global call for entries) in partnership with Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, and with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For 2016, the FENCE will be exhibited simultaneously in five locations: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY; Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA; The Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX; The Santa Fe Railyard Art Park, Santa Fe, NM; and on the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail.

In addition to the international FENCE, ACP has created (in collaboration with United Photo Industries) The Georgia FENCE for 2016. Juried from a state-wide call for entries, The Georgia FENCE features the work of Casey Brown, Blake Burton, Fernando Decillis, Andrew Feiler, Nick Gruenberg, Patrick Heagney, Kelly Kline, Paige McFall, Dorothy O'Connor & Michael Reese. This 250-foot long exhibition will travel the state this fall promoting the work of Georgia's outstanding photograph talent. The Georgia FENCE will be featured in Columbus, GA in partnership with Columbus State University and Uptown Columbus; in Thomasville, GA in partnership with the Thomasville Center for the Arts; in Savannah, GA in partnership with Art Rise Savannah; and in Gainesville, GA in partnership with The Arts Council.

This project is possible through the generous support of the Forward Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

THE FENCE
Aug 13th - Oct. 31st
Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail
145 Krog St., Atlanta, GA 30207 [map]

The Georgia FENCE
Savannah
Sept. 2 - Oct. 2
Two locations: 1 West Park & Bull St.
& East McDonough St., between Drayton & Floyd
Opening reception: Sept. 2nd, Time TBD

The Georgia FENCE
Gainesville
Sept. 17 - Oct. 16
Two locations: Roosevelt Sq., Downtown
Arts Council on Broad St., in front of The Train Museum
Opening reception: Sept. 17th, Time TBD

The Georgia FENCE
Columbus
Oct. 8 - Nov. 8
Chattahoochee River Walk
Opening reception: Oct. 13th, Time TBD

The Georgia FENCE
Thomasville
Oct. 22nd - Dec. 3rd
Hansell St., adjacent to Thomasville High School

Take a look below at ACP Public Art Projects from past years including work from THE FENCE, Larson/Shindelman, Monica Cook, Karen Brummund, Beth Lilly, McCallum/Tarry, Jason Fulford, Matt Haffner, Amy Landesberg & Peter Bahouth.


Public Art Archive

THE FENCE

THE FENCE
2014-2016

NOEL / JONES

MARTA: ART ON TRACK
2015

GREGOR TURK

Apparitions
2013

LARSON/SHINDELMAN

Geolocation: Atlanta
2012

MONICA COOK

Volley
2011

KAREN BRUMMOND

Before 1190 Huff Road
2010

BETH LILLY

Gifted
2009

MCCALLUM/TARRY

Within Our Gates
2008

JASON FULFORD

Public Placemats (ATL)
2007

2006: Matt Haffner
2005: Amy Landesberg
2004: Peter Bahouth

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