Join Westview Corner Grocery on Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th for the installation of their new mural by artist Beardy Glasses.
King of Pops are sponsoring the mural, and to celebrate the occasion Westview Corner Grocery will be giving away 50 FREE King of Pops each day! While supplies last – first come, first served.
Come see the final concept design for the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW Complete Street project at Westview Village and provide input for the Arts & Culture Strategic Implementation Plan!
In this public meeting, the Atlanta BeltLin will present the final concept of the proposed complete streets project for Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW. After this brief presentation, the Atlanta BeltLine needs your help to provide feedback and shape the future of Arts and Culture along the Atlanta BeltLine as they develop the Arts and Culture Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP). The Arts and Culture SIP will detail opportunities for visual and performing arts, historic considerations and exhibits, as well as actionable funding strategies for Arts and Culture programming along the Atlanta BeltLine. A series of study group meetings will be utilized for the public to provide input into this plan. The agenda for each study group will be the same so plug into whichever meeting is convenient for you.
RDA Complete Street Project History
In 2014 Westview residents made a big impact when they came out in large numbers to request improvements in the neighborhood at a series of Infrastructure Bond meetings. The City of Atlanta listened and included a number of Westview projects on the list, including making Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard a “complete street” between Cascade Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The City of Atlanta hired the Atlanta BeltLine as the partner/facilitator of the project. Three planning and visioning meetings were held in 2017 as part of the process.
What is a Complete Street?
“Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.” (Renew Atlanta)
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) started initial project preparations in the summer, and repaved and restriped Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in the fall/winter of 2017. This will result in a safer Westview Village due to traffic calming measures through reduced driving lanes, added on-street parking spots, and added bicycle lanes.
The City of Atlanta has hired the Atlanta BeltLine to facilitate the design process of creating a more pedestrian-friendly area along the road.
BURNAWAY’s Spring Studio Soirée will be at Westview Studios in Atlanta’s Westview neighborhood. Come join us in the studios of Cosmo Whyte, Krista Clark, Yanique Norman, Tracey Murrell, Michael Jones, Charly Palmer, Brian Christian, John Crooms, Carolyn Grady, Kim Roseberry, Karen Simmons, John Taylor, and Lisa Zunzanyika.
Studio Soirée gives the public a chance to peek into the unique places where artists make their work. You’ll get to see what these great artists are up to, while mixing and mingling with fellow art lovers.
WHERE: Westview Studios, 1450 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta 30310
WHEN: Friday, May 5, 7-10pm
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $25, and include snacks and one drink ticket.
PARKING: Free and secure off-street parking is available.
BURNAWAY’s will be hosting its “Spring Studio Soirée” at the Westview Studios on Friday, May 5th. In anticipation of the event Burnaway had a brief chat with Westview Studios artist, and local Westview neighbor, Krista Clark: http://burnaway.org/podcast/krista-clark/
Image courtesy of Burnaway
Michael Jones officially unveiled his art mural, “Letter Blue,” on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The artwork was created on the wall of a commercial building at the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and East Ontario Avenue thanks to a grant from the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Jones explained that “Letter Blue,” with its fusion of the spinning downtown ferries wheel, interwoven with scenes from the Westview neighborhood, represents the inevitable changes – sometimes welcomed, sometimes controversial – that are happening in the city and the Westview neighborhood.
Introducing Westview Studios, Atlanta’s newest creative community located near the Westside BeltLine and KIPP Academy. We invite you to join us for our very first Open House & Studio Tour.
Meet our talented list of partners that include photographers, mixed media artists and media communication specialists. Surround yourself with other creatives as you stroll through the halls of this historic building and experience local talent first hand. As we open up our doors you will discover that each studio is unique. You might even see some original, hand-crafted artwork you can’t live without.
* Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, music & more
* Overflow parking available across street at KIPP Academy
JACOB’S EYE Group
J Hardman Photography
Rhythmic Images Photography
Brian L. Christian Photography
Images By J, LLC
If you’re a Painter, Game Designer, Photographer, Seamstress, Storyboard Artist – have a Media or Marketing Communication Shop, this innovative environment is for you.
Considering a studio space of your own? Contact our leasing team, or visit our website.
Westview Studios & Offices held its first open house on March 3, 2016. Visitors were able to tour the recently restored historic church premises, get a peak in the doors of resident artist studios, and enjoy refreshments while socializing.
To see photos of the open house view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”).
In February the Westview Community Organization (WCO) had the opportunity to apply for an art grant from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. In turn the WCO approached artist Michael Jones, a Westview resident, to work on a project that could be enjoyed by the public. With the permission of the property owner it was decided to put a mural at the corner of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and East Ontario Avenue. After going through all the proper channels required to put up a public mural in the City of Atlanta Michael Jones was finally able to commence on the project on July 8th. The project work will span over the course of approximately 8 weeks.
To learn more about Michael Jones read about the art auction he participated in December 2014, and check out his artist website, 75 Mixed Medium.
Artist Julie Ann McKevitt painted a mural of dogwood blossoms at the underpass of Westview Drive (at Langhorn Street) as part of the annual Art on the BeltLine project. For her official unveiling she invited friends and neighbors to come out for “paint and popsicles” (#paintandpopsicles). Participants had fun getting creative with their “I was here” handprint marks next to Julie Ann’s mural, all the while enjoying cold popsicles.
To see photos of the BeltLine mural unveiling view the photo gallery below or visit the Westview Facebook page.
The Youth Committee, in conjunction with the John Perdew Legacy Project, hosted a two week youth STEAM camp from July 21st through August 1st, 2014 to allow the children to develop real world skills through arts and science. As part of the STEAM camp (an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) the children worked with artist Ashley Dopson, listened to speakers talk about topics such as banking and finances, college and technical schools, music, tie tying, vegetable harvesting, and bicycle safety. At the end of the two week camp the children received free bicycles thanks to a generous donor.
To see photos of the Youth STEAM Camp view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.