The mural on the MARTA overpass at West Trinity Place and Atlanta Avenue is a whimsical addition to Decatur’s extensive collection of public art. A tapestry of bright blues and greens with representations of local plants and animals extends from the sides of the overpass to the area below – a community bus stop that has been transformed into a playspace providing a pleasant place to stop by and be physically active. The space is an extension of the mural and features hopscotch, four-square, an artist-created bench and more to make the area brighter and more welcoming.
The MILAGROS Collective, mural and installations artists Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre, was chosen by the Decatur Arts Alliance to create the mural. Work on the mural began in November 2016 and was completed in April 2017.
About the artists
The MILAGROS Collective, consisting of Felici Asteinza from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and Joey Fillastre from Lakeland, Florida, was selected to paint Decatur’s newest MARTA Overpass Mural.
Felici and Joey have extensive mural experience, including a Public Art Commission for the New Orleans Public Library, 2015 Murals in Greensboro, North Carolina hosted by the Elsewhere museum and funded by ArtPlace America, an Art in Public Places mural on the Yates Parking Garage in Jacksonville, Florida and others.
What sets the MILAGROS Collective apart is their extensive community engagement experience in creating their murals and other pieces. They have a commitment to and an excitement for the community engagement process around their projects. See more of their work here.