» Where to view outdoor art in Atlanta
Sean Schwab’s mural of U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Auburn Avenue loomed large over the competition.
"It is really important that we have these lasting reminders in our city, of obviously what the civil rights movement means to Atlanta, but also what arts and culture means," Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said during a news conference announcing the Super Bowl project.
Finishing second was a mural near Atlanta University Center from that project: "Community Roots" by Muhammad Yungai.
» Where to see lively outdoor art on walls all around Atlanta
Close behind were the "Stay Hungry" mural by Atlanta artist Greg Mike and the ill-fated "Honey, Now We're Urban" mural by Chris Veal.
Also nominated were “Our Lady of Buford Highway,” by Sanithna Phansavanh; “Symphony,” designed and painted by French street artist Hopare; Mural in College Park by Yoyo Ferro, whose real name is Benito Ferro; and “The Beltline Bears,” by Kyle Brooks, a.k.a. BlackCatTips.
If you're interested in great street art, here's where to see lively outdoor art and a website with a street art map. There's even one specifically for Marietta.
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