6:00 pm –7:30 pm
Engage with Atlanta through art! Led by Arthur Rudick, retired engineer and creator of Atlanta Street Art Map, this walking tour will explore art in the quirky and bohemian East Atlanta neighborhood. The tour will focus on the impressive array of street art, murals, and graffiti found on Flat Shoals Avenue and Glenwood Avenue, including five new works sponsored by the OuterSpace Project. Through guided exploration, participants will learn about the artworks, artists, and commissioning processes of these public artworks. The tour will also include a lesson on how to read graffiti writing.
This tour will commence at the corner of Joseph Avenue and Glenwood Avenue and will cover approximately one mile of walking distance. There is free on-street parking available on Joseph Avenue. Assistive-listening devices will be provided, and lightweight collapsible stools may be requested in advance. This tour will also take place at 1:00 p.m.
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About Your Instructor
Arthur Rudick’s first memory of art was an Alexander Calder mobile in the rotunda of the Pittsburgh Airport. To his three-year-old eyes, the graceful forms drifting through space were nothing short of magical, and although he later chose engineering as his career, he never lost his love for art. After graduating from Penn State in 1979, he went to work for Eastman Kodak in New York, designing plastic film cartridges. He moved to Atlanta in 1984 to work for the Coca-Cola Company, designing beverage-dispensing equipment until his retirement in 2016. After his niece introduced him to Instagram, he wanted to use Atlanta’s street art for content, but there was no available resource for finding it. This inspired him to create the Atlanta Street Art Map as a retirement hobby; the website went live in 2017 with two hundred murals and today has over fifteen hundred murals.