OCA Creates Self-Guided Civil Rights Public Art Tour

During Black History Month, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) curated a special selection of public artworks, inviting citizens to partake in a self-guided art tour across the heart of the city. The Civil Rights Public Art Tour showcases murals and sculptures that acknowledge and commemorate important events and unforgettable leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.


The tour aspires to shine a light on the historical narrative and culture-specific to the City of Atlanta. This interactive experience includes a virtual tour guide, providing history and artist information for each unique piece.

In addition, the OCA’s Public Art Conservation and Maintenance team members Adrián Barzaga and Cara Davis visited each site to restore artwork in Atlanta’s open-air museum.

The Civil Rights Public Art Tour ushers viewers through Atlanta’s streets to historic sites and monuments celebrating pivotal moments and esteemed figureheads, immortalizing groundbreaking advancements in the ongoing fight for civil and human rights.

Interested parties can explore how Atlanta’s roots and colorful history made an impact on the world. Stay tuned for future self-guided tours from the Public Art Program.

To follow the self-guided Civil Rights Public Art Tour, click here.