Door #1: Krog Street Tunnel
July 2014 – Moved and Replaced July 2017
Have you tried the AUGMENTED REALITY door yet?! Lotus Eaters Club designed and animated this sweet rendition of Door #1 based on nearby Little's Food Store. Making the door come alive with animation and sound is simple and of course FREE! <3
1. Download "lotus eaters club" app on Google play or iTunes
2. Choose Tiny Doors ATL
3. Aim at door or sticker and watch all four animations currently available.
Located on an outside wall of the Krog Street Tunnel, this door was the first Tiny Doors ATL installation. We selected the tunnel for Door #1 a few reasons. First, Krog is an active street art location and we hoped this project would be one other artists would respond to in some way. Second, our tiny headquarters is in Reynoldstown and we love seeing this door evolve every day. In 2014, we first painted the hashtag #TinyDoorsATL by this door hoping people would upload photos to social media as a way to document not only the door itself, but also a visitor's response to the door.
People not only noticed the door, but also began leaving tiny gifts on the stoop. A very small to go box from a popular neighborhood restaurant, The Flying Biscuit, appeared on the doorʼs front porch. A tiny Atlanta Journal-Constitution left by Scoop Callahan documented the buffing of the tunnel. A miniature pumpkin appeared around Halloween. FAFATL artists began using the door as a drop site for art. We were thrilled!
The murals around Door #1 change a few times a year and feature local artists. In addition to tiny murals painted by Karen Anderson, the principal artist of Tiny Doors ATL, Door #1 murals have also been painted by Lotus Eaters Club, Kate Bush, Catlanta, R. Land, sQuishypuss, and Lucy Ricketts.
Door #2: Old Fourth Ward Skatepark on the BeltLine
We selected a very active pedestrian area for Door #2, the Freedom Parkway overpass by the O4W Skatepark. The BeltLine has developed a reputation for valuing art and encouraging Atlantans to explore their city, so adding a Tiny Door to the BeltLine was an easy choice. Although the mirrors around the door remain, the original door #2 has actually been completely removed and replaced due to damage.
This door, like most others, stays locked and does not open. (Hint: Door #10E will open!) Regular maintenance is a vital part of the project. You can look through tagged images on Instagram for the play by play.
Door #3: Inman Park Pet Works
December 2014 – Replaced Aug. 2016
Some of our favorite tagged images are of dogs in front of Tiny Doors! Door #3 is in front of a pet store called Inman Park Pet Works. This installation features a doggie door and a bulletin board for tiny announcements. We want each door to fit into its surroundings and to be a reflection of the neighborhood.
Over the years folks have left many miniature bulletins including posters for Snoop Dogg (get it?) and Blue’s Clues. Tiny animals and packages have also appeared. This door was the longest-lasting wooden door, and was replaced with a resin replica in 2018.
Here's some tiny trivia- that dog butt is actually a cat butt!
Door #4: Little Shop of Stories
This location features two Tiny Doors ATL installations! Inside the store, you'll find a white door with columns that was installed in January 2015. This door was featured in the Arts section of the Atlanta Journal Constitution in February of 2015. From the window outside of the store, you can peer into our tiny library. The book titles are from the imaginations of our tiny friends, who sponsored a book by donating to Tiny Doors ATL. The tiny library was installed in January 2018.
Door 7: 7 Stages Theatre
Greeted by llamas, cake, beer, and some fantastic Tiny Friends, Door #7 has returned to Little Five Points. Thank you @7stagesatl! The marquee is interchangeable and we're excited to update it for upcoming shows.
Door #8: Milltown Arms Tavern
The culmination of our successful Brick Campaign, Door #8 is special because it features messages from over 200 individuals and businesses who donated to Tiny Doors ATL. The words engraved on the bricks range from the names of your family members and dogs to significant dates and causes. One brick is written in braille and if you look near the top left of the door you will even find a marriage proposal.
This door reflects the surrounding colors of Cabbagetown.
When this door was originally installed it was in a parking lot. The door to the left and the sidewalk in front were created by Milltown Arms Tavern in 2017 and were designed especially to keep the tiny door in its original location.
Fun fact: if you look near the top left of the door you will even find a marriage proposal….She said yes right in the parking lot!
Door #9: King of Pops
This tiny door can be found 15 feet from the famous King of Pops walkup window. It has its very own tiny sandwich board and sidewalk. The door also features a tiny mural painted by artist Chris Veal, the original painter of the larger mural on the same wall! We stop by weekly and change the message on the tiny sandwich board and we like to have a pop while weʼre at it. See those chocolate stains on the sidewalk? So may tiny friends stop by every week with their melting pops that we canʼt keep the sidewalk clean! We take it as a compliment. :)
Door #10E: Grant Park Tree Door
Door #13E is currently the only door that opens! By serendipity, this door is reminiscent of the shape of Georgia. The colors were inspired by red clay and green lichen on nearby tree branches. This door is located on the highest natural point in the city. Come check out the view!
Door #10W: Grant Park
Door 10W is in Grant Park, and is designed to reflect the architecture of the Grant Park neighborhood (see the tiny transom and sunburst house number?), it was installed in September of 2016 at the invitation of residents of the neighborhood and the park itself. On ribbon cutting day it poured rain, but a troop of Girl Scouts still came out to sing us an original song they'd written about tiny doors. Such a special moment! ☔
If you visit this door on a Sunday between April and mid December, you will also find yourself at the tasty Grant Park Farmer's Market!
Door #11: Center for Puppetry Arts
This door and its tiny ramp can be found at the Center for Puppetry Arts! At Tiny Doors ATL, our mission is to create free, public, and accessible art for everyone to enjoy. When the Center for Puppetry Arts applied for a door we were excited. (I mean, Big Bird lives there!) When we found out their building is made of special stucco that can't handle adhesives, we were puzzled about how to continue until someone suggested using a mini version of the Center's iconic ramp to anchor the door. Brilliant!! We think about wheelchair and stroller accessibility when choosing door locations. What better way to show that tiny doors are for everyone than to make sure everyone can get in! Door 11 is ready whenever you are, Tiny Friends! Can you see the face in the door?
Door #12: Westside Trail
At the core of Tiny Doors ATL is a commitment to creating installations reflective of their surrounding neighborhoods. In order to expand to the Westside, we needed to get to know the area better and consult some experts on what makes the Westside unique. With that in mind, we met with students at KIPP STRIVE and KIPP WAYS Academies to hear what young local residents had to say. With their guidance, we created the new door on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail! We love visiting and finding all kinds of notes in the tiny mailbox!
Door #13: Permanent Pop-up
Created as a pop up door for our grant with Art on the BeltLine in the fall of 2016, as of February 2018 this door has become part of the permanent Art on the BeltLine collection! At the time of installation, a nearby hot air balloon art inspired a door a couple of feet higher than our usual street-level art. The mural behind the door is by Hense. We're so happy this pop up door is here to stay as Door #13!
Our newest door is home at the Georgia Aquarium! Kanoni the penguin and a lovely box turtle stopped by for the unveiling of the door, along with some excited human visitors! The door took about 50 hours to create and install, with every piece of coral made by hand.
This door is public, all ages, and wheelchair accessible! This door will not be given a number because we require numbered doors to be free to visit at any time of day. You can visit this door with museum admission. You can also find it on our map!
Door #14: EAV Farmers Market
July 12, 2018
Have you played in the playground and garden in front of Tiny Door #14? We love it! We try to feature something new and interactive at every door. A living garden felt perfect for the East Atlanta Farmers Market! The reveal of this door coincided with our FOURTH birthday! Karen Anderson, the Director of Tiny Doors ATL, was caught by surprise during the party and given a Tiny Key to the City by Representative Natalyn Archibong! Atlanta, you are the best.
Swan House Door
The Atlanta History Center invited us to create a piece to reflect one of Atlanta's best known doors. Maybe you've seen it in The Hunger Games or other films? This new tiny door lives in a tree on the grounds, near the Swan House. This door was a long time in the making, culminating in our longest installation ever. We're so excited to finally share it with you!
Door #15: Fox Theatre
For years we've dreamed of installing a door at Atlanta's historic Fox Theater. A landmark in ATL art culture since the late 1920s, "The Fox" as it's called by locals even unknowingly hosted Prince's final concert. Sponsored by the Atlanta Ballet and located on the building's iconic box office, installing Door #15 at such an important ATL landmark was a dream come true. Our goal was to respect and reflect the space, adding something as close to worthy as we could get!
Fun fact: There’s an exact replica of this door in the green room backstage. The stairs below it have a worn-in backstage feel instead of the marble staircase. The door is often shared to Instagram and twitter by talent performing at the Fox.
Door #16: State Farm Arena
Tiny Door #16 is between the "T" and the "L" on the front face of State Farm Arena. Although this new door is on the massive arena, it's still free to visit, public, wheelchair and public transit accessible, and made for absolutely everyone to enjoy. Thank you to the @atlhawks for believing in this tiny project, and helping to bring this dream to life.
Door #658: Giant Door
Door #658 (it's 658 times the size of a tiny door!) is located on the Eastside Beltline Trail. It's so big that it will make YOU feel tiny! This Door debuted as the "Not So Tiny Door" at Hotel Indigo Midtown during the Super Bowl of 2019. Today, the updated version of the door lives at the Edge OTB ( behind the giant bull) and is ready for your visit!
Tiny Door 17: Woodruff Park
The Woodruff Park door was designed to reflect the angles of the skyline and the green space of @woodruffpark. We're so excited to share it with you! Thank you to Woodruff Park and Atlanta's Department of Parks for the opportunity to design a door for this epic location!
Door 18: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
This tiny door has plenty of keys and took about 55 hours to create, including 15 hours on the 40 sq ft mural. Thank you @janiceragoart for fantastic mural assistance! Symphony musicians and visitors alike will pass Door 18 on their way to Symphony Hall at the @woodruffartscenter. The door is also higher than most, so that it's easy to reach for folks in fancy symphony outfits and wheelchair accessible as always.
Tiny Doors at Centennial Olympic Park
Check out this collaboration with Lotus Eaters Club on the Visitor's Center at Centennial Olympic Park!