Tiny Doors ATL is an Atlanta-based art project bringing big wonder to tiny spaces. Our constantly evolving installation pieces are an interactive part of their community. With the installation of a door, what was once a wall or the column of a bridge becomes an entrance to collective creativity and an invitation to whimsy. Tiny Doors ATL is dedicated to free and accessible art. Our doors are always free to visit and accessible to people of all ages. It’s our goal and our pleasure to inspire curiosity and exploration by highlighting neighborhoods and landmarks that make Atlanta unique.
Tiny Doors ATL literally installs 6-inch tall doors in strategic places throughout the city. Atlanta has a vibrant art scene, most of which happens on a large scale. For example, Living Walls has added incredible art at large mural sizes all over the city. Tiny Doors ATL plays on a much smaller visual scale. You could walk past our doors for months and never see them. We love creating that moment of surprise as you walk by, or interrupting your usual walk on the BeltLine with the surprise of Door #6 .
Since beginning this project in the summer of 2014, art lovers and urban explorers have consistently asked us how they can get involved. The ribbon cuttings give folks a chance to meet one another, to talk about their quests for the doors, to connect with Tiny Doors ATL and hear an insider scoop on what we’re up to next. You can stay up to date on future ribbon cuttings by following us on Facebook or Instagram.
Tiny Doors ATL is directed by Principal Artist and co-founder Karen Anderson, and fueled by a crew of incredible volunteers. Photographers, journalists, graphic designers, web designers, and lawyers who donate their time and serious skill to keep our project fun, free, and accessible to everyone!
More about Our Tiny Team!
Karen Anderson. Principal Artist and Director
Karen has a degree in visual art from Rutgers University and a lifelong love of small-scale art. When she moved to Atlanta, she wanted to combine the unique spirit of ATL with a project she’d seen thrive in her hometown of Ann Arbor. To read a Q & A with Karen by Common Creativ ATL click here!
When she’s not working on doors, Karen does public speaking (find her TEDXEmory talk here!), corporate and private sculpture installations, and is also the volunteer Applied Arts Director for Girls Rock Camp ATL.
Sarah Meng. Co-Founder
Sarah Meng is an Atlanta native and a mental health counselor in private practice. She is a self-trained artist on the crafty end of the art spectrum. Sarah primarily works with textiles, creating unique embroidery that is anything but old fashioned.
Other members of our group include our Tiny Guardians, who you may see out tending to doors and porches on sunny days. Stop and say hello! We love to hear about your experiences with the tiny doors! Our team also includes a host of very talented Co-Conspirators, who help share their expertise with us on legal matters, grant writing, graphic design, branding, construction, and our website.