The UNIVERSITY AVENUE CORRIDOR PUBLIC ART PROJECT was a public art project that aimed to bring meaningful, aesthetically imaginative, high quality, community-based, semi-permanent public art to the University Avenue Corridor, a site poised to lead social and economic revitalization efforts within the surrounding neighborhoods. WonderRoot partnered with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to create the UACPAP, which connected residents from Pittsburgh, Adair Park, Capitol View, and Capitol View Manor in an effort to increase community building and move forward the collective imagining of the location. The University Ave Corridor Public Art project speaks to and celebrates Southwest Atlanta’s past, present and future.
After an extensive community-driven review process, Fred Ajanogha was selected to be the lead artist. Eddie McBride and Katlin Rothacher were selected as supporting artists. After months of hard work the artists completed Ajanogha’s design Strong Roots Wide Branches – cast and hand-built high relief panels and four sculptures that represent the past, present, and future of the surrounding neighborhoods. The work is currently on display along the University Avenue Corridor. We encourage you to go check it out!