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Calling All Street Artists

by Katia Savchuk

Living Walls: The City Speaks, a grassroots urban colloquium that will take place in Atlanta on the weekend of August 13, has put out an international call for artists to submit posters, which will ultimately be wheat-pasted on public walls and in a gallery in Atlanta. This is part of an effort to engage the public via street art and connect Atlanta to urban citizens across the globe. Submissions are due July 13.

The organizers of Living Walls have also put out a call for speakers. They are attempting to provide a platform for local people to discuss their neighborhoods and the use of public space.

Living Walls is striving to be a counterpoint to the Congress for New Urbanism, a large annual conference that took place in Atlanta in May and charged a $200-a-day entry fee.

Credits: Photo by Miso from Living Walls.