Change is good…

Hello friends!

It’s been a while, but we’re still here! Just because the mural is up doesn’t mean the fun ends…

I’d like to announce a change in leadership for BTI: Angela Aquino from Cabbagetown and Donell Woodson from O4W are going to take over BTI happenings as the Braxleys make a big move to Africa.

Save the date for some community lovin’ with a tunnel clean up on Saturday, July 26th.

We’re looking forward to our new security camera posed to be installed in late July. And don’t forget road resurfacing, compliments of Department of Public Works- coming this fall!

We need volunteers!

As you know, Living Walls has partnered with Boulevard Tunnel Initiative to bring the brilliantly talented artist MOMO to Atlanta. Best of all, he’s painting our beloved tunnel!

To celebrate, we’ve got two great events planned:
Saturday, April 19, noon-4pm: “Crops & Crafts” Artist and Farmers Market
Thursday, April 24, 6-until: Block Party & Pub Crawl

But we won’t be able to do it without an army of volunteers. Help us make these events amazing!

Please email us and our volunteer coordinator will get you set up. And please share this post or our Facebook event to help spread the word and build the army!

 

Gearing up for big, beautiful changes

We announced a few months ago that Living Walls is partnering with BTI to mural the entire length of the tunnel. Well friends, the time has arrived!

The artist MOMO will begin painting on April 17, and there are lots of fun events planned to celebrate all month long:

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April 12, 9am – Tunnel Mural Community Clean-up
Ok, so this one’s not super fun, but it is necessary and important! Please join us to help make MOMO’s time painting more effective and pleasurable. Sign up for our event on Facebook, and please spread the word to your friends and neighbors. The more hands, the better!

April 19, 12-4pm – Crops & Crafts Market
Some of the best folks in town will be set up at this dual crafts and farmers market, with stops in both Cabbagetown and Old Fourth Ward. Come check out the wares, stock up on local produce and SAY GOODBYE to the old, ugly, dirty Boulevard Tunnel!
There will also be a Tour of Walls led by the Living Walls team at 2pm.

April 24, 4pm until… – Block Party and Pub Crawl
Come bask in the glow of the newly beautified tunnel, thanks to Living Walls and artist MOMO! See your neighborhood like never before! Bring your friends and raise a toast to living the good life! There will be stops all around Cabbagetown and Old Fourth Ward, including great beer at Milltown Tavern, gaming fun at Joystick and karaoke at Mother, to name a few.

We can’t wait to celebrate with y’all! Keep an eye out here an on Facebook for more details…

BTI fundraises for security camera

BTI fundraises for security camera

We worked hard these past few months to fundraise for a $10,500 camera overlooking the stairwells of the Boulevard Tunnel. The camera offers 24hr surveillance and is linked directly to the Atlanta Police Department. There is only a single power pole available, so location is not perfect, but will cover nearly three-quarters of the stairwell area. A HUGE thanks to the following donors:
City of Atlanta, NPU-N grant: $3700
Tom Aderhold, developer for The Stacks: $2000
CNIA/Natalyn Archibong: $1500
CSX Railway: $1500 (promised)
Cabbagetown Initiative (currently pending grant award): $1500
BTI Happy Hour fundraising: $300

HUGE NEWS!

HUGE NEWS!

Miss us?!
Two HUGE announcements:
1. BTI is partnering with Living Walls for a mural along the tunnel! Estimated completion date is April 2014, to be celebrated with a block party expanding from Edgewood to Carol Street. Stay tuned for exciting details!
2. We were just awarded a $2500 grant from the City and NPU-N towards installation of security cameras in the stairwells… reduce the poop. Baby steps!
Thanks for your continued support!