Macon Arts Alliance Announces East to West Art Walk Installation
The “East to West Art Walk” will activate the sidewalks along Coliseum Drive and MLK Jr. Drive between Clinton Street and Mulberry using temporary public art and sidewalk improvements. Commissioned artists will create temporary sidewalk murals, temporary painted arrows, and other visual connections to the newly painted crosswalks.
Jessi Queen and Zachary Herndon will begin creating the first chalk art installation for the East to West Art Walk on Saturday, March 25th at 1:00 PM. The team will paint two Macon music-themed large format projects in the rear parking lot behind The Telegraph Building that faces MLK Jr Drive and will be completed on Sunday, March 26th.
Final designs from additional artists are under review and approved projects will continue to be installed over the next few weeks. A public opening is scheduled for the East to West Art Walk on Saturday, April 22,2017.
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.