It’s back! All the info on Art on the Atlanta Beltline & Lantern Parade!

One of the most popular pieces in an earlier version of Art on the Atlanta Beltline, this is “A 24/7 Timestar Lives,” by Charles Smith, installed by the skatepark on the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail. AJC photo by Jill Vejnoska

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One of the most popular pieces in an earlier version of Art on the Atlanta Beltline, this is “A 24/7 Timestar Lives,” by Charles Smith, installed by the skatepark on the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail. AJC photo by Jill Vejnoska

Fabulous French drummers. A supersized sculpture all the way from London. Homegrown "tiny" success story TinyDoorsATL.

And of course, the come one, come all Lantern Parade.

Art on the Atlanta Beltline, which has quickly joined college football tailgating and temperatures "only" in the mid-80s as one of our most cherished fall rituals, returns to the Eastside Trail on September 10. Now in its seventh year, it runs through November and once again will kick off with the insanely popular Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade, organized by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons (you can read AJC editor Suzanne Van Atten's great profile of Rytter here).

Officially the South's largest temporary public art exhibition, Art on the Atlanta Beltline is unofficially a more than two mile long living "museum" people can take in on foot, bike, skateboard or more. It includes both the visual and performing arts, with some of the more popular pieces becoming permanent installations along the Beltline.

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This year's exhibition will be concentrated along the paved and interim hiking trail portions of the Eastside Trail, as the Westside Trail's future paved three-mile corridor between Adair Park and Washington Park is still under construction. It will feature more than 150 works of art, including international newcomers like Moz Drums, a drumming troupe based in France and London-based George King Architects, which will install a large-scale sculpture.

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But there are also many recognizable names (or at least their earlier pieces) coming back for this year’s Art on the Atlanta Beltline. Berlin-based muralist Addison Karl, one half of the artist duo that collaborated on last year’s dramatic mural of a young woman that sprawled across the side of Two Urban Licks, will take part for the third time. And TinyDoorsATL, which last year supplemented its petite permanent installation across from Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark on the Eastside Trail with some more temporary tiny pieces, will do more of the same for Art on the Atlanta Beltline this year.

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For information about this year's artists and exhibtions as it becomes available, visit art.beltline.org. There's you'll also find photos from previous year's installations, information on the upcoming Lantern Parade, and resources for making your own lantern.