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New Mural Along the BeltLine in West End


Written on December 11, 2009 at 3:56 pm, by Lain

Remember when the BeltLine, the 22-mile ring of transit, trails, and parks, currently under construction here in Atlanta, broke ground in our sleepy lil’ West End neighborhood?  You’ll be happy to know it’s coming along nicely.

In fact, our neighborhood just received a new mural courtesy of artist Malaika Favorite.  Take a gander:

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Familiar faces in the video include (1) many of our awesome West End neighbors who volunteered to paint and (2) Uncle Remus, who appears mid-yarn-spin on the right side of the mural (with a few (brer?) rabbits thrown in for good measure).

The groundbreaking for the 2nd mile of the BeltLine here in southwest Atlanta is tomorrow.  Pretty exciting.  There’s a 5K, a holiday lunch, and a party at Hammonds House to mark the occasion.  Oh, and a groundbreaking.

Thanks for the heads-up, Creative Loafing.

Related: The Asian Cajuns, Lain, and Amelia Hike the BeltLine, The BeltLine Begins!

3 Comments to New Mural Along the BeltLine in West End

  1. Joe says:

    Cool video!

    So am I to understand that they are building this beltway one mile at a time?

    • Lain says:

      Yes and no. Here in southwest Atlanta, that’s the way it’s working out currently.

      But they’re also building a new park on the east side, clearing away old rail lines along the E and NE side, and purchasing more land. Currently, I think they own 48% of the land to be used for the Beltline.

      Here’s another recent video that explains a bit more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvMHZiR6_3o

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