Tiny Doors lead to Tiny Block Party

The art project celebrates its third anniversary

3RDBIRTHDAYFLYERCourtesy Tiny Doors ATLWhen Karen Anderson painted the first miniature door in the Krog Street Tunnel in 2014, she never expected it would symbolically open and lead her to what is now Tiny Doors ATL, or that she would one day celebrate its third anniversary. An art project working toward free and accessible art, Tiny Doors ATL hopes to "inspire curiosity and exploration by highlighting neighborhoods and landmarks that make Atlanta unique."

This is done through the installation of a six-inch doors that since 2014 have been built in locations like the Beltline, feminist bookstore Charis Books & More, and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Walking by one of their 11 tiny, mysterious doors installed throughout the city, it's hard not to feel a keen sense of curiosity and wonder to feel, suddenly, like these public spaces we inhabit and share throughout the city hold something special.

For three years Anderson and others at Tiny Doors ATL have brought wonder into the city, and on Sat., July 29, they're commemorating the milestone by holding a Tiny Block Party. The event will be a celebration of Tiny Door ATL's previous accomplishments and a look ahead into future projects.

Those attending will have the chance to experience previously installed but now "retired doors," as well as their upcoming Tiny Library project, which will be exactly what it advertises: a tiny library on display inside Little Shop of Stories Book Store in Decatur. Those who donate to the Tiny Library project will get the chance to design their own tiny book spine or book cover, depending on the donation. The Tiny Block Party will also include an art sale featuring limited-edition miniature art by Atlanta's favorite artists, free tiny treats, and Tiny Doors ATL shirts, pins, stickers and prints.

Free. Noon-4 p.m. Sat., July 29. Indie Craft Experience HQ, 1390 McLendon Ave. N.E. www.tinydoorsatl.com.

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