Much of the street art on this map is concentrated along the Buford Highway corridor which extends through the towns of Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville. This stretch of Atlanta comprised of apartments and more modest single family homes is a magnet for recent immigrants: Korean, Mexican, Chinese and Vietnamese for example. Here you will find businesses and restaurants owned and frequented by a wide range of ethnic groups. This map also includes Druid Hills, home to Emory University. You might also recognize Druid Hills as the setting for the Academy Award winning movie Driving Miss Daisy. Other areas on this map are Piedmont Park, Piedmont Heights, Morningside and Northlake.
Street Art in the Neighborhood
Living Walls has added to Buford Highway’s collection of street art reflecting the ethnic diversity of the neighborhood. Chamblee has become a street art hot spot. You will find iconic large-scale works by Mr. Totem, Jonesy and Michael Jones. The town of Chamblee has also added murals to some of municipal buildings. Another concentration of street art is along Cheshire Bridge Road and Piedmont Ave.
Don’t overlook the murals along the Atlanta BeltLine’s path down the west edge of this map. The Atlanta BeltLine is the largest urban redevelopment project in the history of Atlanta and one of the largest in the entire United States. When completed, the Atlanta BeltLine will convert 22 miles of abandoned railroad right of way into a network of multi-use trails. It will circle the city of Atlanta connecting 45 diverse neighborhoods. Currently two portions of the trail are complete, the Eastside and Westside trails. For more BeltLine Murals check out the Beltline Eastside Trail Map and the West End Map.