Quit your grinnin’ and drop your linens, tree-huggers. The Champion Art Hunt is on!
The Atlanta Green Spaces team has chosen forty-eight of the finest specimens the city of Atlanta has to offer! No, no ladies this isn’t an evening at Swingin’ Richards, these are specimens of the arboreal variety. The Legion of Champion Art has released their inner krakens and now it’s up to you to find them. The Atlanta Green Spaces team has braved zombie filled cemeteries, fiery phoenixes (phoenii? what is the plural of those flaming birds anyways?), and hipsters in the dark to bring you part one of what can only be described as a mind-bendingly astounding Arbor Day weekend.
So to get in on all the action, you’ll need to download the champion tree map to your smartphone. First, go get THE MAP! If you open this link in your iphone, click the “send to arrow” icon at the bottom center of the page. A menu will pop up. Select “Add to Home Screen” and the map will install to your phone’s home page like an app. You can venture out with map in hand, check the clues below, or just keep watching facebook and twitter for more clues. Now you too can be a champion treasure hunter like famed archaeologist Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones Jr., Ph.D.
Except, we promise not to nuke the fridge.
So, without further ado….Where are these champion chotchkies?
I hear vintage pin-up style is making a comeback? Specifically in Ironwood trees by the trail off the sidewalk in Candler Park. Look up.
Did you know that White Pines are the only species east of the Rockies that can grow to over 200′ tall? I hear they also hold symbiotic relationships with Evereman flowers. Particularly off the road in the middle of Frazer Forest.
Check the tulip tree just outside the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Speaking of tulip trees I hear this one is great for early morning yoga. A little flaming birdie told me so.
Beware the Mummsi’s curse if you venture to the Big Leaf Magnolia in Woodland Garden!
And now a haiku about an Eastern Red Cedar…
This tree swallows graves
Zombies lurk above
Check the row of Dawn Redwoods in downtown Decatur to find a Crat!
Good Morning Scotties! Evereman flowers are bloomin’ at the White Ash off the front loop of Agnes Scott!
Zombie Apocalypse! Avoid the Eastlake Cemetery, especially Long Leaf Pines therein.
Israel Baptist has been blessed by an amazing Southern Red Oak. And Evereman.
The work of the inimitable Kenn TwoFour can be spotted in a beautiful Oak in Goldsboro Park!
The Red Maple across the street from Lake Claire Park is SICK!
More unbreathing hordes of the undead have been spotted in Oakland Cemetery! Watch the Magnolia near the confederate graves. Perhaps Evereman can save us from the zombie horde! Head to the European Cherry to find out…
Those aren’t Memorex Oaks, they’re Live Oaks! Elizabeth and Euclid!
The amazing stylings of @larryholland1 can be found in the Hackberry Tree in Freedom Park, on the path!
There will be a tag with instructions attached to the art, but basically you will need to take a picture of yourself and the art and post it to Twitter. Make sure to tag @greenspacesATL and the artist who in most cases will sign the work with their twitter handle on the back. Also, include #FAFATL and #championarthunt, so the community can follow the hunt throughout the weekend.
The first rule of Champion Art Hunt:
THERE IS NO CHAMPION ART HUNT if you find a tree with multiple pieces of art only take one piece! The hunt has been designed to maximize the community’s enjoyment of our local greenspaces and our grassroots artists.