Atmore's Art-walk

The public art breezeway on Main Street in downtown Atmore.

Monday, July 28, 11:18 a.m. — ATMORE — Residents here don't call Alabama 21 by that name. It's Main Street, and it runs right through the center of town like it does in Anniston and Jacksonville.

You wouldn't think that public art wood be a big deal in such a small town, but Atmore proves that wrong. On the west side of Main Street, smack dab in the middle of the heart of downtown, is a quaint breezeway with several pieces of art.

Three paintings tell the story of Atmore. Two of the paintings deal with Alabama 21 (Main Street). Another piece of art is a BBQ grill meant to look like a train, since the railroad essentially built this place.

Remember when Betsy Bean, the former Spirit of Anniston director, wanted to erect public art of bicycles in downtown Anniston? Well, Atmore beat Anniston on this one.

— Phillip Tutor