I finished the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Mural last week!! It was an incredible honor to be a part of such a wonderful group of artists and creatives! This has been my largest mural to date and I am thrilled to share with you all the finish piece! I want to take a moment and say a big THANK YOU to the Atlanta BeltLine staff, Amy Sparks for taking some amazing photos, Kyle Brooks who gave me pre-painting tips, everyone who came out and said hello from the local neighborhoods, (including the gentleman who offered me donuts and coffee), Amy Motteram who donated photography of Dogwoods, my friends who stopped by for a quick visit, and those who stayed all day, and last but not least my husband, Aaron McKevitt. You painted, picked up trash, supervised, and supported!! THANK YOU!!
There was a lot of adventure over the 10+ days I was out on the BeltLine. The heavy rains left my lift stuck in the mud at one point and the night before my last day on the BeltLine let's just say someone took their own souvenir from my lift, leaving me grounded for a few hours. I finished the piece as it was raining and getting dark, so forgive my last few pictures, but the beautiful cloudy night sky Atlanta gave me as I left was an amazing site to see! This is an AMAZING city and I have been overwhelmed by the love and support from so many community members. I have enjoyed loving on the west side through paint and I hope to get another opportunity like this again sometime soon.
There will be an official mural unveiling party on September 6th. Community members are invited to put their handprint on the back of the mural and there will be free popsicles! All are invited!! Visit Facebook.com/julieannmckevitt/events to RSVP! I would love to see you there!
And now the mural pictures!
Below you will see the pictures of the blank concrete pylons (my canvases!) followed by four digital images I created for my proposal. After talking with the BeltLine staff we decided to add butterflies, change the flowers to pink dogwoods, and take out the words.