June 19, 2021
MARTA ARTBOUND & DASHBOARD HOST BLOCK PARTY TO CELEBRATE GRANT STREET TUNNEL TRANSFORMATION
ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) public art program Artbound, along with experimental art company Dashboard, will host a ribbon-cutting and community block party on Friday, July 23, from noon until 2 p.m. at King Memorial rail station to celebrate the transformation of Grant Street tunnel.
Reflection Tunnel features a 20,000-piece art activation by Adam Bostic and interactive oral histories reflecting the past and present of the surrounding neighborhoods gathered by Scott Morris from Historic Atlanta. The tunnel transformation is part of MARTA’s transit-oriented development (TOD) at nearby King Memorial rail station on the East/West Line.
WHAT: Grant Street Tunnel Transformation Community Celebration
Remarks and ribbon-cutting
Tour of Reflection Tunnel with artist and curator
Opportunity to share your own “reflections” at onsite story booth
Refreshments from LottaFrutta and King of Pops
WHEN: Friday, July 23
Noon – 2 p.m.
WHERE: King Memorial Station
377 Decatur St. SE & Grant St.
Atlanta, Ga. 30312
WHO: MARTA General Manager & CEO Jeffrey Parker
Artist Adam Bostic
Artbound & Dashboard organizers
The Grant Street Tunnel transformation is part of MARTA’s transit-oriented development (TOD) at King Memorial Station which serves as a bustling hub for Georgia State students and downtown residents and is a key connector to historic sites such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood home and Oakland Cemetery. The area has experienced substantial growth, both residential and commercial in recent years, and station enhancements will provide a welcoming, publicly accessible space for this growing number of people to safely enjoy downtown and to take in the rich cultural scene.
To learn more about those involved:
MARTA Artbound – MARTA (itsmarta.com)
MARTA Transit-Oriented Development – MARTA (itsmarta.com)
Dashboard – Art Company – www.dashboard.us
Adam Bostic – Artist – www.arcdesign.space
Scott Morris – Co-Founder of Historic Atlanta – ABOUT - Historic Atlanta