Decatur, Georgia: Commuter Gallery - Art Installation

Roadside kinetic sculptures, including a skeletal steampunk cathedral, have been created by Clark Ashton since 1989 and displayed to be pondered by rush hour commuters stuck in traffic.

Address:
3162 N. Druid Hills Rd, Decatur, GA
Directions:
N. Druid Hills Road in Decatur.
Hours:
Call ahead to arrange tour. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
404-321-7504
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Cathedral scrap metal sculpture.

Commuter Gallery - Art Installation

The mail box sits on a cement pad close to the driveway, so you're better off making a left onto the property. It's free to visit, but bring a little cash for the donation tank.

We took our family Christmas pictures there last year. While scouting the location, Clark Ashton came out to greet us. It was like meeting a celebrity! For years I'd heard what an interesting and cool guy he is, and he did not disappoint. He was so warm and welcoming, even taking time to give us a tour.

[Amanda, 08/24/2016]
Commuter Gallery - Art Installation

His newest addition is a cornfield, complete with a very scary scarecrow made of a cow's skull and bones.

[Bam-Bam, 08/05/2014]

Cathedral sculpture.

Commuter Gallery - Art Installation

Clark Ashton's highly unusual property is for sale on eBay for the bargain price of $10,105,013. You'll see the phenomenal collection of kinetic sculptures on the grounds. It's also possible that the place could be seen from the road. I don't know, since I don't live in Atlanta).

[Brian D. Smith, 01/09/2008]

The sculptures, which include a skeletal steampunk cathedral, seem to be displayed so they can be pondered by rush hour commuters stuck in traffic.


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Druid HillDruid Hill, Decatur, GA - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
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