Downtown Dazzles With Local Stories In Lights

February 3,2020

Junior Knox, What's Next ATL

If you’ve been in downtown Atlanta lately, you might have been dazzled by a cluster of brightly lit digital signage.

These displays are part of the City of Atlanta’s Arts & Entertainment Atlanta (AE) initiative to use a mix of media, art, and programming to jazz up downtown’s public spaces. The purpose of the AE initiative is to help drive economic development while enhancing downtown’s visual aesthetics through light, art, and activity.

AE was approved by Atlanta City Council in 2017 and has an advisory committee to manage programming.

A few installations have already gone up – above the MARTA station at Peachtree Center, the parking deck at 76 Forsyth St., and two of three boards planned for the Westin hotel. More are planned to be in place by mid-February: at the Embassy Suites at 276 Marietta St., and at the American Hotel on Ted Turner Drive.

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