Midtown is more than a place, it’s an experience. The programs in place ensure that Midtown continues to build toward a better future.

 
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Gallons of paint used by muralist Andrew Catanese and 28 volunteers to create the public art installation at the Midtown MARTA station. Catanese was chosen from a pool of 40 artists who submitted designs.

 
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LED lights installed throughout the District as part of Midtown Alliance’s holiday lighting program, 50% more than in 2017.

 
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“Through placemaking and public art, we’re transforming vacant or underutilized spaces into engaging public parks and plazas that function almost like an urban backyard. We are working to steadily build out an open space network that puts everyone in Midtown within a 5-10 minute walk of a highly localized, drop-in, publicly accessible urban experience.”

- Ginny Kennedy
Director of Urban Design

 
 

More than 400 owls flocked to Midtown for the first annual Parliament of Owls, a lantern parade created by Chantelle Rytter as the Artist in Residence at Midtown’s Promenade Building.

 
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The free, two-day festival invites Atlantans to explore and appreciate the city’s architectural legacy, including several Midtown landmarks.

The free, two-day festival invites Atlantans to explore and appreciate the city’s architectural legacy, including several Midtown landmarks.


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“I would like to think that the little white fur friend peaking out from behind the bush was inspired by me 🎨🐶 Stop by  @midtown_atl MARTA station to soak up some flower power this weekend! Happy Friday!🌳🌸🌼🌿” –@  k9dines

“I would like to think that the little white fur friend peaking out from behind the bush was inspired by me 🎨🐶 Stop by @midtown_atlMARTA station to soak up some flower power this weekend! Happy Friday!🌳🌸🌼🌿” –@k9dines

“Ellas felices en el Marta!!!” – @  ommazuhithara

“Ellas felices en el Marta!!!” – @ommazuhithara

““I must have flowers, always and always.” — Claude Monet 🙌🏻 completely charmed by the colorful environmental art installation  @midtown_atl  MARTA station. Chloe is too 🐶🎨🌸🌼🌳” – @   designmemoir

““I must have flowers, always and always.” — Claude Monet 🙌🏻 completely charmed by the colorful environmental art installation @midtown_atl MARTA station. Chloe is too 🐶🎨🌸🌼🌳” – @ designmemoir

“The creative transformation of the exterior of the Midtown MARTA Station has had a great effect. Look at all the folks using the new seating as they wait for the Tech Trolley bus! Very cool.” – @  atlurbanist

“The creative transformation of the exterior of the Midtown MARTA Station has had a great effect. Look at all the folks using the new seating as they wait for the Tech Trolley bus! Very cool.” – @atlurbanist