ATLANTA (Dec. 7, 2018) – Arts and advocacy group WonderRoot and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee released seven additional mural designs that will comprise “Off The Wall: Atlanta’s Civil Rights & Social Justice Journey,” an initiative that – through murals, media and community conversations – will elevate and amplify Atlanta’s past, present, and future role in civil rights, human rights and social justice movements.
A total of 15 sketches of the final 30 murals are now available to the public. As part of the Host Committee’s civil right and social justice pillar of Legacy 53, murals will be installed leading up to Super Bowl LIII and will remain a part of the City of Atlanta’s permanent public art collection.
“Atlanta has a chance to solidify its civil rights legacy and help continue the dialogue around current day social justice issues with the help of Super Bowl LIII,” said Brett Daniels, chief operating officer at the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee. “Come February, all eyes will be on Atlanta and these walls will help speak for the citizens of Atlanta.”
This second round of sketches includes murals from seven artists chosen for the initiative. Of this second group, three are from out-of-state, four are from Atlanta, and five are artists of color. The artists are:
- Muhammad Yungai – Atlanta
- GAIA – New York
- Brandan “B-Mike” Odums – New Orleans
- Ernest Shaw – Baltimore
- Charmaine Minniefield – Atlanta
- The Loss Prevention Arts – Atlanta
- Shanequa Gay – Atlanta
“These artists represent the many voices of our community and across the country that deserve a platform,” said Chris Appleton, executive director at WonderRoot. “We are proud to partner with the Super Bowl Host Committee and have an opportunity to amplify these voices.”
The murals will be installed in three areas of Downtown: in the neighborhoods of Vine City, English Avenue, Ashview Heights and Castleberry Hill that border Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Sweet Auburn corridor and in the downtown district. Additional mural designs and locations will be released in the coming weeks.
About Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee
The Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee is the liaison between the National Football League, the City of Atlanta and the local community. Formed in 2017 under the Championship Hosting Division of the Atlanta Sports Council, the Host Committee is responsible for helping to plan, organize and support activities and events that will enhance the Super Bowl LIII experience for the city, state and region. For more information, please visit: www.ATLSuperBowl53.com.