Street Art in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward

October 31, 2012 at 8:32 am (Atlanta, Georgia) (, )

Artist Heif Neuzz, Living Walls project, Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA

One of the things I like about living in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is the street art.  Much of it is from the Living Walls project, now in its third year.  But it comes from a variety of sources, and some of it is even impromptu – not created as art, but as a method of communication.  However, I am attracted to the objet truve’ types of “found art” – the scuzzy, torn, dilapidated, mutilated, and discombobulated (I just had to use that word) stuff that you find in cities.

Heif Neuzz

This one by Mexico City artist Heif Neuzz (aka Miguel Mejía) is one of my favorites, and it’s just down the street.

Olive47’s creation on a small store on Irwin Street, around the corner from my abode

Here is Olive47’s website.    I love her stuff.  This year’s Living Walls featured only women muralists.

Koi by Brandon Sadler

I don’t think the Koi are part of the Living Walls project, but they are cool.  Check out Brandon Sadler’s site.

Koi closeup

Martina Merlini’s mural on Edgewood Ave

Martina Merlini, 429 Edgewood

Jaz’s mural, Sound Table on Edgewood and Boulevard

Jonathan Matas, Edgewood Ave

I couldn’t find out anything about this mural

Gaia and Nanook’s “Sunrise of Edgewood”

Sunrise of Edgewood

This was at the Studioplex on Auburn Avenue – a former cotton packing plant converted into studios and lofts.

Ralph Helmick’s sculpture is of John Wesley Dobbs, an influential black leader who coined the term “Sweet Auburn” for the comfortable middle-class neighborhood and business district known as the richest black street in the world in the 1950s.

John Wesley Dobbs, Edgewood Ave

The “Behold” sculpture by Patrick Morelli is on the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site on Auburn Avenue.

Patrick Morelli’s “Behold” sculpture, based on Alex Haley’s book and movie “Roots” where Kunta Kinte’s father held him heavenward and said “Behold, the only Thing greater than yourself.”

And last, but least, are the impromptu pieces along Edgewood and Auburn Avenues.

Occupy Atlanta posters


1 Comment

  1. JohnSmart said,

    can someone here tell me how to contact Heif Neuzz? Thanks. my email is

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