Stacks Squares is one of Atlanta’s most exciting and unique mural projects! Use the menu button to explore our artist pages, or scroll down to see featured posts. There is plenty to discover here and on our Instagram page. You can also search by Round, Square, or Name.

Our pillars are Accessibility, Mentorship, and Community Building. The project is open to all persons, regardless of experience. Each round is designed to foster communication and education, featuring a side-by-side mixture of professionals, amateurs, emerging artists, and beginners. If you would like to apply for a Square, you may fill out an application at any time, or visit the Application Information page for important details.

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10 (TEN) mesh artist banners
affixed to Carroll Street fence
September 10-12, 2021

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Live Painting – Retrospective Exhibit – Cotton Mill History Tour – Local Foods

Join us for Stacks Squares live painting, plus an outdoor retrospective of previous works. RSVP for tours of Fulton Cotton Mill, or visit select restaurants on Carroll Street for special discounts! You can say “I’m visiting for Elevate” for friendly service, but the deals are available for everybody this weekend.

Visitors will enjoy seeing the muralists of Round 8 creating new works on individual 7’x7′ architectural squares! Artists include: Nicole Kang Anh, Sophie Brunett, Helen Choi, Hannah Ghafary, Nicole Merizalde, Terion Montgomery, Cameron Moore, Shea O’Connor, Anne Stuhler, and the Artist Seven.

Artists will paint at their own pace, but visitors can catch our hospitality & information staff from 11 to 6pm Saturday & Sunday, September 11th & 12th, 2021. You are also encouraged to walk east on Wylie Street to see the Forward Warrior Murals.

There will also be a special encore presentation of the previous Special Round, “Say Their Names”, featuring portraits of ten black lives unjustly ended by police violence. These powerful works will be displayed as a outdoor contemplative walking gallery across the length of Carroll Street in a series of large format banners. Portrait artists are: Charity Hamidullah , Sachi Rome , Austin Blue , @sofahood and C Flux Sing

History of Race Relations and Integration at Fulton Bag & Cotton Mills

Friday through Sunday, the Patch Works Art & History Center will be conducting guided tours of Fulton Cotton Mill with a special focus on race relations and labor disputes in the early 1900’s. There are two tours day, 12pm & 3pm. Discount tickets for Elevate. For more information, please visit or call 404-806-7288

Watch the new installation, walk down the street for a view of previous work, and enjoy exclusive Elevate deals at these participating locations: Jen Chan’s (186 Carroll St) Taco Specials. & Little’s Food Store (198 Carroll St, since 1929!) “Best in Atlanta” Burger Basket.


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Encore Installation: Join us for Elevate as we reimagine the Stacks Squares’ “SAY THEIR NAMES” all the way down Carroll Street into the Cabbagetown business district. This special outdoor walking exhibit is made possible through the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

FROM THE CURATOR: For this round of Stacks Squares I found it important to take the opportunity to use this platform to further awareness of a problem that our country has been historically plagued with: police brutality and its effect on the black community. This round’s theme is #saytheirnames, with colorful portraits memorializing some of the many lives that have been lost to the hands of police brutality, to no justice. The goal is to humanize these victims and shed light on the need for police reform and accountability.

The portraits painted will be of : Aiyana Jones, Rayshard Brooks, Kathryn Johnston, Daniel Prude, Janisha Fonville, Elijah Mcclain, Bettie Jones, Korryn Gaines, Alton Sterling and Atatiana Jefferson. These people will be painted by our talented roster of artists: @charitymadeit , @sachistudioart , @proper_blue , @sofahood and @cfluxsing

Special thanks to our Round 7 sponsor @powerhauscreative for believing in our vision!
#saytheirnames #stackssquares

Read more about “Say Their Names” in ArtsATL

Daniel PrudeBettie JonesJanisha FonvilleElijah McClainAtatiana Jefferson
Alton SterlingKorryn GainesAiyana JonesKathryn JohnstonRayshard Brooks

The Stacks Squares Mural Project

The Stacks Squares Mural Project is a rotating mural project curated by artist Austin “Blue” Richardson. Located on the corner of Carroll Street & Tennelle Street (near Wylie Street) under the Fulton Cotton Mill / H Building, each round consists of 10 artists painting a 7’x7’ framed square. Under normal conditions, the exhibit changes two to three times a year (Spring, Summer, Autumn) and features a mixture of established professional artists alongside amateurs, new painters, & emerging talent.

Program Director John Dirga created the project in 2017 after recognizing a need to increase access to participation in the neighborhood’s robust mural programming. The original concept was meant to stay fresh, change fast, and involve both new and established artists. Blue was recognized for his talents and selected to curate the project from its very beginning.

Murals had appeared on this site previously, but more the space had been buffed beige for several years. Stacks Squares was envisioned as a place for people perhaps not quite ready for prime time, but also as an easy spot for professionals to knock out quick pieces without lifts, ladders, or scaffolding. The key to this location is accessibility, and the opportunity for collaboration, mentoring, and community building. After receiving broad support from the neighborhood organization and permission from the property owner, Blue was handpicked for his creativity, painting skills, and knowledge, plus his proven dedication to equity in public art. He has selected & managed artists for seven consecutive rotations, with over 70 participants from a variety of backgrounds.

Stacks Squares is sponsored by Cabbagetown Neighborhood Improvement Association (CNIA) with the cooperation of The Stacks Loft Condo Owners Association.


The application for painting with Stacks Squares is open to public. There is limited space and we apologize that we cannot reply to every inquiry. Special consideration is given to people with a connection to the community. All levels of talent are accepted, and we enjoy showcasing a mixture of experience*. This is an unpaid mural opportunity organized by a small neighborhood non-profit. Thank you for your interest.

For more information, please contact Blue:

* Please consider filling out a new application if you have applied before, but now have more recent work to share. There is no penalty for submitting more than one application.

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