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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 Event BOA Award Winner

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

    Best Public Art Event BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Tree Haus Atl

    Best public arts event BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Forward Warrior

    Best public art event BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Flux Projects

    Best public art event BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Forward Warrior

    Best Public Art Project BOA Award Winner

    Living Walls
    Atlanta was many things before Living Walls began painting the city anew: Civil War remnant, civil rights bastion, Southern rap capital. But like the proverbial phoenix symbolized by the city's continual rise from ashes, an organization co-founded by a Peruvian transplant has helped spark the latestmore...
    Atlanta was many things before Living Walls began painting the city anew: Civil War remnant, civil rights bastion, Southern rap capital. But like the proverbial phoenix symbolized by the city's continual rise from ashes, an organization co-founded by a Peruvian transplant has helped spark the latest rebirth. In the past five years, the volunteer-run public art nonprofit Living Walls, the City Speaks has hosted more than 100 street artists from all over the globe to paint murals throughout the heart of Atlanta. In many neighborhoods, they've turned decay into beauty. The street cred hasn't come without criticism. Yet even that has sparked at LW conferences the kind of public conversation — surrounding issues of urban decline and gentrification, class privilege and the role of public art — that usually only happens in private. Led by feisty visionary Monica Campana, Living Walls is transforming the look of the inner city, and knocking down some long-standing walls in the process. (Go backstage with Living Walls Communications Director Jasmine Amussen.) less...

    Best public art event BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Flux Night

    Best public art event BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Flux Night

    Best public art event BOA Award Winner

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

    Public art event BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Readers
    Living Walls, the City Speaks

    Best public art event BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Critics
    Living Walls: The City Speaks

    Public art event BOA Award Winner

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

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    Runner-up: Atlanta Dogwood Festival


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    Best public art performance BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Critics
    John Q's Memory Flash
    Working with an old house in the historic Old Fourth Ward, a softball field, a vacant lot, and a growth of kudzu behind a strip mall, JOHN Q'S MEMORY FLASH uncovered Atlanta's queer history in the most typical of places. Oral histories from Jolly Twelve member Freddy Styles, drag queen Billy Jones, andmore...
    Working with an old house in the historic Old Fourth Ward, a softball field, a vacant lot, and a growth of kudzu behind a strip mall, JOHN Q'S MEMORY FLASH uncovered Atlanta's queer history in the most typical of places. Oral histories from Jolly Twelve member Freddy Styles, drag queen Billy Jones, and softball players from the Atlanta Tomboys informed Memory Flash's installations and performances, and created an unforgettably resonant connection between the past and present. www.fluxprojects.org less...

    Best Public Art Project BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2004
    Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
    Picked By » Critics
    "Chihuly In The Garden"
    It's not entirely public, since viewers still have to fork over a $12 admission fee, but the Atlanta Botanical Garden's "CHIHULY IN THE GARDEN" got ordinary people talking about the power of art in an unexpected setting. An exhibition that "plants" Seattle artist Dale Chihuly's organic-shaped glass creationsmore...
    It's not entirely public, since viewers still have to fork over a $12 admission fee, but the Atlanta Botanical Garden's "CHIHULY IN THE GARDEN" got ordinary people talking about the power of art in an unexpected setting. An exhibition that "plants" Seattle artist Dale Chihuly's organic-shaped glass creations among the garden's flora has helped double attendance at the garden, achieving just what art needs to do to succeed: ignite the imagination of a broader audience. The exhibition continues through Oct. 31. "Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. 404-876-5859. atlantabotanicalgarden.org" less...

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