Grant will fund mural on MARTA overpass

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 24, 2015

The city of Decatur has received a $15,000 grant to paint a mural on the MARTA overpass at West Trinity and Atlanta Avenue.

Jim Jaquish with the Atlanta Regional Commission says the grant is a 1 to 1 match, meaning it requires a 100 percent match from the city. He said the grants are partnership between ARC and the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.

The press release from ARC says, “The Decatur MARTA Overpass bisects several diverse communities while sheltering children waiting for school buses, as well as neighbors and employees walking and riding bikes. Many cars traverse the corridor daily, and thousands of citizens from all over the Atlanta Region ride the Blue Line MARTA train across the overpass every day.  In essence, it creates a gateway into these economically and racially diverse communities and provides an opportunity for real connections through meaningful art on this large, durable concrete canvas.

“The MARTA Overpass Mural will create neighborhood connections and an exceptional art form that is reflective of the revitalization and vibrancy of this historical community in downtown Decatur.”

The city of Decatur says the mural will go on both sides of the overpass and on the pilings as depicted in this photo.


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