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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Krog Street Tunnel

    Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Krog Street Tunnel

    Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Critics
    OuterSpace Project

    Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Tiny Doors ATL

    Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Guest Critic
    Tiny Doors ATL

    Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Tiny Doors ATL

    Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Atlanta Beltline Inc (Featured)

    Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Living Walls

    Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Living Walls

    Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Living Walls

    Public artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Krog Street Tunnel

    Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Atlanta Beltline Inc (Featured)

    www.beltline.org


    Runner-up: Krog Street Tunnel

    Best reason to navigate the urban jungle BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Critics
    Art on the Beltline
    Forget gallery walls, this year artists have been vying for representation in public spaces, most significantly as part of the sprawling, multidisciplinary project ART ON THE BELTLINE. Intended to boost awareness of the size and scope of the proposed 22-mile loop of parks, trails and transit, and itsmore...
    Forget gallery walls, this year artists have been vying for representation in public spaces, most significantly as part of the sprawling, multidisciplinary project ART ON THE BELTLINE. Intended to boost awareness of the size and scope of the proposed 22-mile loop of parks, trails and transit, and its potential impact on you and me and our fair city, the multipart exhibit has featured everything from a poignant performance art and installation piece by Hormuz Minina to Jeffry Loy's glowing steel flower pods. www.beltline.org less...

    Best public art BOA Award Winner

    Art Signed the Beltline

    Best public art BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Krog Street Tunnel
    Runner-up WonderRoot Beltline Project 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

    Best public art BOA Award Winner

    Krog Street Tunnel

    Filthy Pick: Best public art BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Critics
    Art Signed The Beltline
    Armed with maps, Sharpies and $400 worth of wood, a group of local artists organized by WonderRoot and local do-gooder/merry-maker Angel Poventud ART...

    Best Public Art Wrangling BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Critics
    A (New) Genre Landscape
    Thank goodness artist and curator Stuart Keeler hightailed it out of cold Chicago to land squarely in the center of Atlanta's fitful and fractious public art scene. The sweeping vision of his public art project A (NEW) GENRE LANDSCAPE allowed the city to get a better view of underexposed artists suchmore...
    Thank goodness artist and curator Stuart Keeler hightailed it out of cold Chicago to land squarely in the center of Atlanta's fitful and fractious public art scene. The sweeping vision of his public art project A (NEW) GENRE LANDSCAPE allowed the city to get a better view of underexposed artists such as Ruth Stanford, Craig Dongoski and Michael Reese by putting their temporary, community-based works (and the work of 14 other artists) in 12 of Atlanta's parks and green spaces. Not that Keeler and the artists were in it alone. The city's support in the form of administrators Eddie Granderson and Rob Witherspoon, along with a modest sum of cash, helped to wrench Atlanta into the 21st-century public-art dialogue. www.ocaatlanta.com. less...

    Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Krog Street Tunnel

    Best Drive-by Art BOA Award Winner

    Dennis Oppenheim's Alternative Land Art
    1600 Peachtree St. 404-253-2700 http://www.scad.edu Since May, it's been easy to count yourself fortunate if you get stuck in traffic on Peachtree Street in front of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Atlanta motorists who are typically deprived of contemporary art could view the internationallymore...
    1600 Peachtree St. 404-253-2700 http://www.scad.edu Since May, it's been easy to count yourself fortunate if you get stuck in traffic on Peachtree Street in front of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Atlanta motorists who are typically deprived of contemporary art could view the internationally known New York conceptualist and land artist DENNIS OPPENHEIM'S ALTERNATIVE LAND ART. The exhibition, a forest of "trash" less...

    Best Drive-by Art BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Critics
    Since May, it’s been easy to count yourself fortunate if you get stuck in traffic on Peachtree Street in front of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Atlanta motorists who are typically deprived of contemporary art could view the internationally known New York conceptualist and land artistmore...
    Since May, it’s been easy to count yourself fortunate if you get stuck in traffic on Peachtree Street in front of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Atlanta motorists who are typically deprived of contemporary art could view the internationally known New York conceptualist and land artist DENNIS OPPENHEIM’S ALTERNATIVE LAND ART. The exhibition, a forest of “trash” on the front lawn of SCAD, seems to offer an environmental commentary on a landscape that may soon be composed of nothing but human-made vistas. Combined with the High Museum’s Alexander Calder and Auguste Rodin farther up the road, it’s a veritable windshield tour. less...

    Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Critics
    Atlanta Botanical Garden (Featured)
    In a town that has been fighting to get its fair share of public art, the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been quietly shaking things up with its own large-scale temporary exhibitions, first with the impressive, record-breaking Chihuly in the Garden exhibit. But NIKI IN THE GARDEN, with its joyously interactivemore...

    In a town that has been fighting to get its fair share of public art, the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been quietly shaking things up with its own large-scale temporary exhibitions, first with the impressive, record-breaking Chihuly in the Garden exhibit. But NIKI IN THE GARDEN, with its joyously interactive sculptures and ebullient charm, has gone Chihuly one better and proven that there is a mainstream audience for imaginative art in Atlanta.


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    Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Krog Street Tunnel

    Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

    Art in Freedom Park

    Best impression of Marc el Duchamp on a piece of public art BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    The Vandalizing of "54 Columns"
    In 1919, French artist Marcel Duchamp decorated a postcard of the Mona Lisa with a moustache and goatee. For some reason, it became a famous work of art. We can only hope the same holds true for THE VANDALIZING OF “54 Columns.” The Sol LeWitt-designed series of gray cinder-block towersmore...
    In 1919, French artist Marcel Duchamp decorated a postcard of the Mona Lisa with a moustache and goatee. For some reason, it became a famous work of art. We can only hope the same holds true for THE VANDALIZING OF “54 Columns.” The Sol LeWitt-designed series of gray cinder-block towers in the Old Fourth Ward is supposed to evoke the Atlanta skyline, but the bland cinder-block structure mainly provokes derision. In August, someone (perhaps inspired by Duchamp?) painted one of the towers Pepto-Bismol-pink. Local arts officials stripped the paint off immediately, but not before the exhibit, dour and austere on its best day, had a dash of fun. Viva la public art! less...
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