54 Columns Activation (Friday Sept 20th at 5PM)
Join us at the corner of Randolph and Glen Iris for an artwork activation!
Please join us Friday September 20 at 5PM as we bring life via dance and music to the artwork on the corner of Glen Iris and Highland Ave known as 54 columns. This event is free and open to the public so please stop by and enjoy!
Installed in 1999, the structure is built out of 54 concrete columns ranging in height from 10 to 20 feet. The artist, Sol LeWitt, envisioned the work as a nod to the city’s urban surroundings (hence his use of an industrial material like concrete) and to Atlanta’s skyline (from a distance, the work takes on the appearance of a cityscape). The piece combines industrial elements with a more abstract representation to create what Gregor Turk, the county’s public art coordinator at the time, called “simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow.”