Oh, Friends. It’s been an interesting week! Last Thursday we discovered Door #1 was missing. We’d seen it intact 45 minutes earlier and then poof! Gone!
Door #1 resided peacefully at the Krog Tunnel for over two years. We were frankly shocked at its disappearance from the Krog Tunnel, a site of appreciation for public art. Street art is vulnerable, and we are grateful to have the support of so many Tiny Friends. We don’t post about vandalism or damage because our mission is not only to create doors, but also to care for and maintain them for all to enjoy.
We wondered if the door was removed by a construction crew working on the tunnel or if this was actually a case of vandalism. Either way, we were heartbroken and reached out to our Instagram followers for encouragement. Tiny Doors ATL is a project we maintain because we love building community. It was so good to feel that lovin directed back at us. We needed it. We went to sleep last Thursday feeling sad about the missing door, but also feeling strongly supported by your encouragement. Thanks, Atlanta. We have a crush on you, too.
Good news came on Friday! We returned to the tunnel to see if the construction crew knew anything about the removal of Tiny Door #1. Our short conversation with the crew didn’t turn up any clues. The crew said they weren’t sure. They were patient with our explanation of the door. We quickly explained tiny street art isn’t easy even for us! They said they hadn’t seen it, so we left our card in case it appeared. We tried to move on and think about what’s next. Well, we did our best, right?
AND THEN THEY CALLED! “We found your door. It’s in three pieces. Do you want it back?” Yes, please! Yes, we do! So here it is. It will be displayed with all of the other retired doors. When construction is finished, we will install a new door. Until then, look for a cool tiny mural by our next featured artist, a well known ATL artist who be announced next week!
Thank you for all of your kind words as the mystery of the missing door unfolded. You really are the force that drives this project. Thank you, Tiny Friends! ❤