Thank you for being our friend in 2016! It was a year full of new adventures (4 new doors! Lanterns! Tree Lot! Doornaments! ), excitement (voted Best Public Art in @cl_atl!), challenges (permits, vandalism, etc.) And so many collaborations (@squishiepuss, @lucyricketts_illustration, @iceatlanta, @lynnetanzer, @kingofpops, @graphiknation, @grantparkatl and more! )
We’re looking forward to new projects and collaborations in 2017. Thank you, Tiny Friends. We are a project by and about Atlanta, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. ❤
Happy New Year!
Oh, Friends. It’s been an interesting week! Last Thursday we discovered Door #1 was missing. We’d seen it intact 45 minutes earlier and then poof! Gone!
Door #1 is missing!
Door #1 resided peacefully at the Krog Tunnel for over two years. We were frankly shocked at its disappearance from the Krog Tunnel, a site of appreciation for public art. Street art is vulnerable, and we are grateful to have the support of so many Tiny Friends. We don’t post about vandalism or damage because our mission is not only to create doors, but also to care for and maintain them for all to enjoy.
We wondered if the door was removed by a construction crew working on the tunnel or if this was actually a case of vandalism. Either way, we were heartbroken and reached out to our Instagram followers for encouragement. Tiny Doors ATL is a project we maintain because we love building community. It was so good to feel that lovin directed back at us. We needed it. We went to sleep last Thursday feeling sad about the missing door, but also feeling strongly supported by your encouragement. Thanks, Atlanta. We have a crush on you, too.
Good news came on Friday! We returned to the tunnel to see if the construction crew knew anything about the removal of Tiny Door #1. Our short conversation with the crew didn’t turn up any clues. The crew said they weren’t sure. They were patient with our explanation of the door. We quickly explained tiny street art isn’t easy even for us! They said they hadn’t seen it, so we left our card in case it appeared. We tried to move on and think about what’s next. Well, we did our best, right?
AND THEN THEY CALLED! “We found your door. It’s in three pieces. Do you want it back?” Yes, please! Yes, we do! So here it is. It will be displayed with all of the other retired doors. When construction is finished, we will install a new door. Until then, look for a cool tiny mural by our next featured artist, a well known ATL artist who be announced next week!
Found! In three pieces, but found!
Thank you for all of your kind words as the mystery of the missing door unfolded. You really are the force that drives this project. Thank you, Tiny Friends! ❤
Tiny Doors in Grant Park!
TWO NEW DOORS ARE COMING!
Two new Tiny Doors, 10E and 10W are coming to Grant Park on <b>Sunday, September 18th at 10am</b>. We’ll be cutting the ribbons and having a tiny parade between the locations as we stroll through the park.
We will meet at the Fort Walker entrance on Boulevard and Atlanta at 10am, walk to 10E, cut the ribbon and open the door! This one opens!!! Next, we will parade to the Farmer’s Market location where 10W will be unveiled.
These two doors were made at the request of the people of Grant Park, and in cooperation with the Grant Park Conservancy and the City of Atlanta. We have had a great time getting to know the people, history and architecture of Grant Park. We can’t wait to share these brand new doors with you!
As always this event is free and open to all ages. This one is dog friendly, too! All of our doors are accessible to strollers and folks with wheelchairs. Tiny Doors are for everybody!
Psst. Check out the piece of paper in Rosie’s hand pictured above. If you attended our two year birthday party, then you’ve heard about our tangible tiny permit from the City!
Our principal artist, Karen Anderson, was recently interviewed by Money. Check out this fantastic short video and article about how Karen keeps Tiny Doors ATL free and fun for all. She also gives an important tip for folks who are also interested in making a living through the arts.
Door #1 is turning two and we’re so excited to celebrate with our friends!
We’ve opted for an indoor party this year (air conditioning please!) at Hodgepodge Coffeehouse in East Atlanta from 6-8pm.
There will be a Tiny Art Sale featuring local artists and their tiny wares, free cupcakes, King of Pops, an AMAZING raffle of art supplies from Plaid, and somebody will win this tiny door -made and installed by us- in their home!
All of this on a Thursday before bedtime?! Could it be real? Oh yes. And it’s FREE and all ages.
Check out our Facebook event page for more info.
Birthday Raffle Prize!