Atlanta, Georgia: Folk Art ParkA sort of pastiche of folk art that people in Atlanta would see if they actually drove around Georgia.
- Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
- Piedmont Bridge over I-75/I-85 / Peachtree Corridor. Courtland St. NE and Ralph McGill Blvd NE. and Piedmont Rd NE and Baker St.
- Always visible.
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Folk Art Park
There are no signs to say that this is the Folk Art Park, but it's an interesting art area in a random spot. Someone who works at a nearby business said that groups of people often go there to find something during scavenger hunts.[Liz DeCecco, 11/17/2012]
Folk art park created during the 1996 Olympics as a kind of antithesis to the highly refined, industrial nature of the Olympics. This public art project was a winner of a world wide contest for beautifying blank areas on top of overpass areas in Atlanta for citizens who live around the overpass areas.[dcl, 06/03/2009]
A collaboration between many artists -- it's a sort of pastiche of folk art you'd see if you bothered driving around to other parts of Georgia. You'll see a homage to St. EOM's Pasaquan, Finster's Paradise Gardens, etc. There's also a "Gourd Tree" constructed of 60 plastic gourds.