Visual artists were invited to submit proposals for Hapeville’s "Sharing Our Stories" public art project. Installed in July 2017, these works of visual art were placed throughout Hapeville’s downtown arts district in celebration of the City’s 125th anniversary. Installations are permanent and based on one or more oral histories that are available online.
The works of art celebrates the history of the community as a whole and the individual histories of its diverse residents, past and present. The oral history files are divided into three folders: oral histories recorded in 1979; oral histories recorded in the community in 2015/2016; and video recordings of interviews with Senior adults and students at Hapeville Elementary recorded in 2016.
Each artwork will include a QR code that will allow visitors to access an audio recording of the artist explaining the work along with the oral history that inspired it. Visual art installed for this project will become a part of a walking tour of public art in downtown Hapeville. This project was funded by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Hapeville Main Street Program.
Projects will reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the sites and should be well-researched, well-planned and feasible.
The works of art chosen for installation will be incorporated into a walking tour of public art in Hapeville’s downtown arts district and are located in the following areas of downtown Hapeville: 1. The plaza adjacent to the Depot Museum and Welcome Center 2. The Arts Alley, located behind businesses along North Central Avenue 3. The Dearborn Plaza parking lot 4. Sidewalk of North Central Avenue by Arts Alley