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Best Public Art/Artwork

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics

Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers

Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
OuterSpace Project

Best Public Art/Artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Tiny Doors ATL

Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Guest Critic
Tiny Doors ATL

Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Tiny Doors ATL

Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers

Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Living Walls

Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Living Walls

Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Living Walls

Public artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers

Best public artwork BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
The Beltline

www.beltline.org


Runner-up: Krog Street Tunnel


Best public art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Runner-up WonderRoot Beltline Project 982 Memorial Drive, 404-254-5955, www.wonderroot.org

Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers

Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
In a town that has been fighting to get its fair share of public art, the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been quietly shaking things up with its own large-scale temporary exhibitions, first with the impressive, record-breaking Chihuly in the Garden exhibit. But NIKI IN THE GARDEN, with its joyously interactivemore...

In a town that has been fighting to get its fair share of public art, the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been quietly shaking things up with its own large-scale temporary exhibitions, first with the impressive, record-breaking Chihuly in the Garden exhibit. But NIKI IN THE GARDEN, with its joyously interactive sculptures and ebullient charm, has gone Chihuly one better and proven that there is a mainstream audience for imaginative art in Atlanta.


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Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers

Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Though the range of work in the summer-long ART IN FREEDOM PARK exhibition ran the gamut from so-so to sublime, it was nice to see this grassroots effort (and a laudable involvement by the Freedom Park Conservancy) in trying to bring art out of the galleries and to the folk who bike, jog and sauntermore...

Though the range of work in the summer-long ART IN FREEDOM PARK exhibition ran the gamut from so-so to sublime, it was nice to see this grassroots effort (and a laudable involvement by the Freedom Park Conservancy) in trying to bring art out of the galleries and to the folk who bike, jog and saunter through the 210-acre greenspace. Notable pieces include Meshakai Wolf’s faux animal-crossing road signs warning of citified critters like squirrel and opossum on the roadways; Linda Stern‘s politically charged and user-friendly “Hammocks for the Homeless” made of construction site material; and Phil Proctor’s bright yellow metal sculpture that looks like metal origami plunked into the middle of the park. The Conservancy’s dedication to public art continued last month with the installation of folk artist Thornton Dial’s sculpture “The Bridge,” the largest piece of public art ever created by the artist. The work, at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Freedom Parkway, sits on the John Lewis Plaza dedicated to the civil rights legacy of that beloved U.S. Representative.
The cross-shaped park runs from DeKalb Avenue to Ponce de Leon Avenue, from Boulevard to Oakdale Road. www.artinfreedompark.org. www.freedompark.org.

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Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers

Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
We can only figure that our readers meant the facade of the arena parking garage. According to readers, big commercial logos, an enormous monitor displaying nonstop sports action, a scrolling electronic message board and a giant clock present the ultimate exemplar for public art. When it comes to excessmore...
We can only figure that our readers meant the facade of the arena parking garage. According to readers, big commercial logos, an enormous monitor displaying nonstop sports action, a scrolling electronic message board and a giant clock present the ultimate exemplar for public art. When it comes to excess sans aesthetics, Philips says it all. less...

Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
The Storyteller
The man-deer that sits telling stories to animals in the midst of Buckhead mayhem is an unexpectedly dreamlike vision. With The Storyteller, sculptor Frank Fleming transforms the center of a crazy intersection into an island of refreshing calm, where there is still time and place for nature to quenchmore...
The man-deer that sits telling stories to animals in the midst of Buckhead mayhem is an unexpectedly dreamlike vision. With The Storyteller, sculptor Frank Fleming transforms the center of a crazy intersection into an island of refreshing calm, where there is still time and place for nature to quench our thirsty souls. less...

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