Get out your whistle and get ready to celebrate. Atlanta’s favorite street performer “Baton Bob” is being immortalized on canvas.
Atlanta architecture and interior design firm tvsdesign commissioned a portrait of Bob for the newly christened Hyatt Midtown Atlanta to hang in the hotel as an homage to the colorful character. For more than a decade, Bob has entertained residents, visitors and passersby of downtown, Midtown and Buckhead as he paraded the streets in colorful outfits –including a majorette uniform and wedding dress — while blowing the whistle and twirling the baton that is his signature.
The interior design firm and Hyatt, which has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation and reflagging (it was previously a Wyndham and an unbranded Hotel Midtown), will unveil the portrait at a 6 p.m. ceremony Aug. 27 that is part of the hotel’s formal introduction to the Midtown community.
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