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.
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.
Local Westview artist, Michael Jones, auctioned off some of his artwork during a special Sunday brunch at Westview Pizza Café.
10% of the proceeds by both Michael Jones and Westview Pizza Café were donated to the Perdew Foundation to help work with neighborhood children.
To see photos of the art auction view the photo gallery below or visit the Westview Facebook page.
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.
Georgia State University did a feature on their website about “Georgia State Artists Display Work Across Atlanta.” Hadley Breckenridge, an alumna of GSU, is one of the former students featured by the university for her artwork. Hadley participated in the Art on the BeltLine project three years in a row, all three of which can be found along Westview’s portion of the Atlanta BeltLine!
In 2011 her first piece, titled Enterchange, was painted along a retaining wall along Muse Street facing the Atlanta BeltLine. In 2012 she painted The Highball Artist on the Lucile Avenue bridge. In 2013 she revisited Enterchange by enlarging it to the remaining span of the retaining wall, as well as on the Muse Street facing wall.
To see Hadley Breckenridge and neighbors in action visit to the Westview Facebook page.
2013 marked the third year of Art on the BeltLine and also the third year artist Hadley Breckenridge worked on a mural in Westview. In her first year she worked on a colorful mural on a wall along Muse Street, facing the BeltLine corridor. In her second year she painted The Highball, another vibrant mural underneath the Lucile Avenue bridge. In her third year she returned to her first piece and extended it to cover the length of the remaining wall. Breckenridge tackled the large wall thanks to the help of her friends and neighbors, young and old.
To view photos of the mural being painted please visit our Westview Facebook page as well as Hadley Breckenridge’s Facebook page.
The Westview Community Organization would like to thank all the attendees, grillers, vendors, and sponsors for making the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration such a great event!
Congratulations to our grill-off winners – Ashview Heights’ Larry Carter won the “Best Chicken” category, and West End’s Carl Nes won the “Best Pork” category!
To view more photos from the 2011 Westview Summer Solstice Celebration please visit our Westview Facebook page.
What better way to spend the height of summer than at the Westview Summer Solstice Celebration! Come hang out with an afternoon full of fun activities for the whole family!
Join the Westview Community Organization at KIPP STRIVE Academy for music, art, and food as part of Westview’s Summer Solstice Celebration! KIPP STRIVE is located in the historic J.C. Harris school building at 1444 Lucile Avenue, 30310.
Come boogie down to some soul, funk, and classics with our local Djs – Theo, Ryze, and Quasar.
GRILL-OFF: TASTE OF WESTVIEW
Are you ready to sample a taste of southwest Atlanta? Get your “passport” and taste what our grill masters have created! The “passport” will allow you to sample the different foods (chicken and pork) plus a drink. Once you have tasted all the different categories submit your vote for “the best of…”.
The suggested donation for a “passport” is $5, although you are always welcome to donate more! You can go ahead and reserve your “passport” via PayPal and pick it up at will-call on the day of the event. (Just bring the printed PayPal receipt and/or your ID matching the PayPal records.)
This year’s celebration includes a grill-off, fostering friendly competition between neighboring communities in Southwest Atlanta. Teams from these neighborhoods have signed up to compete:
- Adair Park
- Ashview Heights
- Beecher-Donnelly (2 contestants!)
- West End
- Plus individuals
Between eating and dancing browse our artist/vendor market!
- Antiques Shop
- Angel Green Eyes Jewelry
- Deanna Claudette Jewelry
- Gingerbread Sisters Creations
- Peaceful Natural Soaps
- The Atlanta BeltLine
- Unforgettable Delights
- ZoUnique Abstracts
- And more…
Learn more about it on our Westview Summer Solstice Celebration page »
Westview is gearing up for its annual summer bbq!
Music, vendors, kids games, and a grill-off! Learn more about it on our Westview Summer Solstice Celebration page »
Over the summer pieces of artwork randomly appeared at BeltLine/street crossings. The work was done through Reynoldstown-based art organization WonderRoots. Read an article about the art on the AJC. Here is a photo take at the Ralph David Abernathy Blvd and Muse Street intersection, which intersect with the BeltLine.