Arts & Entertainment Atlanta District

Since our founding in 2004, OBM has been committed to pursuing a community-oriented model of outdoor media that integrates art, community content, and advertising. We have worked to ensure that each of our sites within A&E Atlanta serves as a community asset through a unique combination of signature design, public art, and meaningful community content. Since the launch of our first sign in September 2019, OBM has invested $7 million dollars in donated signage time to nonprofit organizations, local artist’s, culture institutions and museums to support programs and initiatives throughout Atlanta.

Three years into the making, Orange Barrel Media and A&E continues to find new ways to highlight art and culture Downtown by supporting Atlanta artists and expanding the creative programming in the community.

Genevieve Gaignard

Look at them Look at Us, 2022

The mixed media installation of Gaignard’s work Look At Them Look At Us (As We Shine Brighter Than They Ever Imagined) will be a three-dimensional assembly of materials, including neon style illuminated letters, hand woven fencing, and sidewalk projections.

Gaignard is known for multimedia work that addresses questions at the intersections of race, class, and gender. Placing this public commission adjacent to a digital screen offers an enticing opportunity for local artists to engage Gaignard’s message.

Gerald Lovell

Grace, 2021

Looking at us directly with a faint smile, Grace exudes confidence and warm friendliness. A powerful image, an embodiment of thoughtful grace. Lovell’s signature impasto pasting style combines flat, minimally articulated backgrounds with densely layered brushwork on painted figures.

OBM partnered with Living Walls, an organization who advocates for social change through public art, to translate Lovell’s painting style to architectural scale.

Jiha Moon

Yellowave Blue

The artist Jiha Moon often returns to the color yellow in her work because of the many meanings and associations it can have. It is a high-key color used to signal caution or grab attention. It is also a color we associate with iconic images such as The Simpsons and the blonde hair of Goldilocks. Yellow can also be used as a derogatory term referring to Asian and Asian American people. Instead, for the artist, it represents her hope for the visibility of the Asian community in America. The massive, dynamic yellow brushstrokes, combined here with shades of bright blue, are like a powerful and ever-moving wave or river. The colors and forms of this work create a dialogue between symbols of nature, culture, and politics.

Alex Brewer (HENSE)

Lenticular Wall, 2022

“The imagery I created for the lenticular wall is based on recent public art projects as well as my studio work from the last few years. I wanted to create a bold design that would read as one unified composition but also break up into interesting areas when viewed from different angles. This is also the first time I’ve worked digitally to create a piece that would be printed and installed on site. As always with my public work, I’m considering the context, architecture, and overall space.” – HENSE

Ash "Wolfdog" Hayner

Color Connection

“The concept for this piece was both about bringing color and excitement to an otherwise bland landscape, and about bringing people together. Utilizing the cement texture of the bridge as the background allowed for the bright abstract shapes to tease the larger, solid image of color on the opposite side of the bridge. Similarly, people from all walks of life use this space to connect from building to building. My hope with this piece is to provide an uplifting and unexpected meeting place for years to come.” – Ash “WOLFDOG” Hayner

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