Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Originally designed and created as part of the Public Spaces Program of the Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta (CODA), Folk Art Park was the Georgia Department of Transportation’s first public art project. Reclaiming several leftover portions of two cement highway bridges above Downtown’s north-south interstate connector, the park embodies the mission of CODA’s Public Spaces Program, which was to create public settings commemorating the heritage of the city and surrounding region while aesthetically enhancing the urban environment. The installation is concentrated at the intersections of Piedmont Avenue and Baker Street and Courtland Street and Ralph McGill Boulevard. The park features the work of notable regional folk artists, including Eddie Owens Martin, R.A. Miller, James Harold Jennings, Vollis Simpson, Archie Byron and Howard Finster.