EventsArt and About Walking Tour: Murals in Kirkwood

Art and About Walking Tour: Murals in Kirkwood

July 24, 2024 | 5:30–7 p.m.
Location: Kirkwood Neighborhood
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Engage with Atlanta through art!

This tour will explore new murals created by local artists and will be led by Tatiana Bell and Drew Borders, who are both influenced by the public art landscape of Atlanta. Taking place in the neighborhood of Lake Claire and the surrounding Kirkwood area, this tour will pay special attention to murals created at Pullman Yards and Living Walls’ newly completed mural exhibition, I AM MINE/WE ARE OURS. Through guided exploration, participants will learn about the details of the murals featured, what it is like creating a mural, and the significance of public art in Atlanta.

This tour will commence on the corner of Arizona Avenue and Dekalb Avenue and will cover approximately one mile of walking distance. Assistive listening devices will be provided, and lightweight collapsible stools may be requested in advance.

For more information, please email culturecollective@high.org or call 404-733-5034.

About Art and About Walking Tours

Engage Atlanta through art! Walk alongside local creatives, historians, and other community members in tours that focus on topics including public art, street art, architecture, and cultural histories. Art and About Walking Tours take place throughout the year in different Atlanta neighborhoods; each tour includes a walking distance of one to two miles. Assistive listening devices are provided, and folding stools are available upon request.

About Your Guides

Tatiana Bell

Tatiana Bell is an Atlanta born-and-raised artist and interaction designer who manages the social media, website, public relations, and overall communications for the public arts organization Living Walls. After receiving a BS in Interactive Design and Technical Communications from Kennesaw State University, with work experience at the Zuckerman Museum of Art and Atlanta Regional Commission, she found her passion at the intersection of art, design, and community. Bell works to create exciting experiences that encourage connection through building community, promoting safe spaces, and amplifying marginalized experiences.

Tatiana Bell headshot in front of a blue wall

Drew Borders

Drew Borders is an African American muralist, illustrator, 2D animator, and freelancer based in Atlanta. Borders’s work is driven by a desire for representation among people of color, often highlighting Black and Brown women combating stigmas and stereotypes of marginalized groups. She explores and focuses on the joy, the wonder, and the magic of Black culture using a combination of paint and spray paint, vibrancy, and portraiture. She has worked with various companies, public art organizations, and galleries throughout Atlanta, Charlotte, New York City, and Miami, with a new career highlight being the curatorial voice for Living Walls’ mural exhibition I AM MINE/WE ARE OURS. She received her formal training at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated with a BFA in animation.

Drew Borders headshot in front of a colorful art mural