Julie Ann McKevitt BeltLine Mural Unveiling

Julie Ann McKevitt BeltLine Mural Unveiling

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.

Hadley Breckenridge Westview BeltLine Art

Westview BeltLine Art Featured on GSU Website

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.

Trees Atlanta & HouseProud

Altoona and Mathweson Tree Plantings

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Time: 8:45am
Location: Meet at KIPP STRIVE Academy, 1444 Lucile Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: Trees Atlanta will be planting trees along Altoona Avenue and Mathewson Street on Saturday, November 23, 2013 starting at 8:45am. Please meet in front of KIPP STRIVE Academy.

Atlanta BeltLine Mural

Atlanta BeltLine Mural

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.

Trees Atlanta & HouseProud

Trees Atlanta and HouseProud Work Day

Saturday, October 27th, 2012 was a busy day for the Westview community. Both Trees Atlanta and HouseProud were in the neighborhood doing work.

Trees Atlanta got big help thanks to the fourth grade class (and their parents) from the Westminster School. Trees were planted along the landscape strip on Stokes Avenue and additional trees were planted in the front yard of houses on East Ontario Avenue.

In the meanwhile HouseProud and its volunteers were busy painting a house next to the Stokes Avenue Pocket Park. The owner, Ms. Pippy, was ecstatic about the work and even picked up the brush to do a little work.

To view more photos of the Trees Atlanta and HouseProud work day please visit our Westview Facebook page.

WCO Events

Special Request – Neighbors to Support a Local Classroom
Coordinator: Ayana Gabriel
The Westview Community Organization has adopted a local classroom, Ms. Hunter’s 6th grade class, at KIPP STRIVE Academy. This is a perfect opportunity to spend time with children in the neighborhood. We are looking for neighbors who can spend as little as 30 minutes speaking to the class about how you use reading in your everyday life. We also need neighbors who are willing to help organize classroom books. This is a GREAT activity for retired neighbors, so if you know any please mention it to them!

Special Request – Help Paint Elderly Neighbor’s Homes
Coordinator: Ayana Gabriel
The local non-profit, House Proud, spends time fixing up the homes of elderly neighbors in need. Our local representative, Jonathan Kidwell, has asked if there are any neighbors who can help paint on higher parts of a local neighbor’s home. “Higher parts” are areas that require a person to be comfortable with a 24′ ladder. So if you aren’t scared of heights and have some time, let us know!