Newly launched Doraville Art Committee seeking participants

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Applicants don’t have to be artists or Doraville residents to join

Atlanta typically gets lots of shine for the murals that cover the city, but those same works of public art don’t appear in Doraville.

However, a newly formed group is looking to change that and is in need of members.

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Doraville Mayor Joseph Geierman recently posted a call for applicants to the Doraville Art Committee. The group will create a recommendation to council about how current ordinances can be amended to allow public art in the DeKalb County city.

“Have you noticed eye-popping murals throughout Atlanta, and wondered: ‘Why doesn’t Doraville have a few of those?’ We are trying to fix that!” Geierman wrote on Facebook on May 8.

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To be on the committee, participants should be willing to make a 6-month commitment. However, potential committee members don't need to be concerned about not living in the city or having artistic talent — neither is required to apply. Download the application here and fill it out. Then, email it to city.clerk@doravillega.us.

Should public art be allowed in Doraville, it will join the likes of Alpharetta, a fellow metro Atlanta city. The North Fulton town already has an open-air sculpture gallery, Omnium Gatherum, at Brooke Street Park.

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Much like Alpharetta, neighboring Roswell also has public art for viewing. Each spring, the initiative ArtAround Roswell features temporary sculptures on loan from artists.

In Atlanta, public art abounds with murals covering various areas of the city. One popular spot to find them is the Beltline, where local artists Chris Veal and Nels G. spent New Year's Day painting an ode to Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" after the Baby Yoda meme took over social media.

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