Krog Street Tunnel

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Entrance to the Krog Street Tunnel during the BP Oil Spill
Lateral view of the tunnel

The Krog Street Tunnel is a tunnel in Atlanta known for its street art.[1][2][3] The tunnel links the Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, and Inman Park neighborhoods. It is very popular among cyclists, and is proposed to be used as part of the BeltLine, for bicyclists and pedestrians to cross Hulsey Yard.

2014 Protest[edit]

In October 2014, The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces planned a masquerade which was to be a private and ticket-only event. The event was voted down at the local Neighborhood Planning Unit, but a permit was approved by the city anyway. This move angered neighbors, who would not have access to the tunnel during the masquerade. Local artist Peter Ferarri stated, "I think artists were upset that their work was being used to promote and sell tickets to this party without any compensation to them."[4]

At 10pm on October 22, 2014, a hundred protesters gathered to paint over all of the art with grey paint, rendering the tunnel art-less for the masquerade.[5]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

http://cnnradio.cnn.com/2013/05/26/cnn-radio-music-notes-a-street-inspired-symphony/

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Because the Krog Street Tunnel is the original social networking site", Creative Loafing, November 23, 2011
  2. ^ John A. Burrison, Roots of a region: Southern folk culture, p.172
  3. ^ "KROG STREET TUNNEL: ATLANTA'S GRAFFITI CANVAS: 'It's got a lotta soul'", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 2, 2007
  4. ^ Burress, Jim (23 Oct 2014). "Krog Street Tunnel Painted Over to Protest Masquerade". WABE. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Krog Street Tunnel art erased". 11 Alive News. 23 Oct 2014.

Coordinates: 33°45′10″N 84°21′49″W / 33.7528°N 84.3636°W / 33.7528; -84.3636