The “East to West Art Walk” is activating the sidewalks along Coliseum Drive and MLK Jr. Drive between Clinton Street and Mulberry using temporary public art and sidewalk improvements. Commissioned artists are creating temporary sidewalk murals, temporary painted arrows, and other visual connections to the newly painted crosswalks.
Adam Crawford was inspired by the flow of water on the nearby Ocmulgee River and he will create a water-themed sidewalk installation featuring vibrant aqua blues on Saturday, April 8th on the Otis Redding Pedestrian Bridge on MLK Jr. Blvd close to I-16. The artist will paint from 8am-8pm and the pedestrian bridge will be closed temporarily during the process.
Cathryn Bozone is also scheduled to install a series of four 5′ x 5′ nature-themed chalk designs along MLK Jr Blvd on Saturday as well. Her images relate to the natural environment. Bozone will include images of local animals, insects and pop culture that will allow visitors to enjoy viewing art outdoors. The designs will also encourage viewers to look at the scenery from a new perspective and remind them to appreciate the beauty of nature around them.
This temporary public art project is funded by the Downtown Challenge Grant of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. All funds are allocated to assist in the implementation of the Macon Action Plan through a series of grants to local businesses, nonprofits, individuals, and government entities. The “East to West Art Walk” was selected for its focus on connectivity – “cultivating and improving multi-modal transportation options, enhance safety, manage downtown’s parking system in a comprehensive manner,” as stated by the Macon Action Plan.
Map of East to West Art Walk