Forward Warrior is the artist driven, live painting performance brain child of local artist Peter Ferrari. Artists create large scale murals over a two day event. This year it is along Wylie St. in Cabbagetown. It has become one of the most popular events in the Atlanta art scene.
My daughter was asked to collaborate on a mural in progress by Noe Alarcon.
She was more than happy to add a flower to his garden.
Seriously amazing artwork...and for those bloggers always looking for walls...this is your Jam.
Stop in and get the best hummus platter in the city at 97 Estoria and take a walk up and down the block. I can't wait to go back and see all the finished work. This almost didn't happen. A group of artists and property owners filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta to halt the city’s regulation of murals on private property. The lawsuit says landowners have been told they must now go through a multi-step application process for art that already exists or face possible prosecution — plus destruction of the art on their own property. For future works, artists must go through an even more arduous application process including approval from five separate city offices, including the mayor and the City Council. The public art ordinance also provides no time limits for the approval process.
But guess what? Sometimes you can fight city hall. The artists won.