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!
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
November 2014 – Moved and Replaced April 2016
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.
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 #5: The Tree Door
February 2015 – REMOVED 2016
Nicknamed the “tree door,” this project was a collaboration with Trees Atlanta in celebration of Arbor Day. We removed this door in 2016 due to repeated damage. Located on the PATH Trail near the Carter Center, Tiny Door #5 was the first door to actually open! Visitors left tiny offerings in the space behind the door, including flowers, figurines, and even cash! This particular American Elm was selected because Trees Atlanta advised us we would not harm the tree if we nailed into the heavy bark exterior. We utilized some of the bark naturally shed by the tree to create a roof. The door was orange to reflect the color of Georgia red clay around the tree. We miss you, Door #5!
Door #6: Paris on Ponce
One of our most visited doors, you can find this installation on the BeltLine near Paris on Ponce. On a rainy day in April 2015, we hosted a tiny ribbon cutting ceremony where Rosie cut a red ribbon to officially open the door. WABE, Atlantaʼs NPR station, covered the opening of Door #6 in a radio segment and short video.
Door #7: Charis Books & More
May 2015 -Replaced Feb. 2016
This door leads you to a significant site in Atlanta, the oldest consistently open independent feminist bookstore in the country! Stop by and youʼll quickly find out why Charis was an easy choice for a door. This door was one of the original wooden doors that we replaced with our new resin casting process. Wood doesn't hold up well in the Georgia weather! Little 5 Points is full of constantly changing street art for you to check out as you find your way to Door #7.
Door #8: Milltown Arms Tavern
December 2015 – Renovated Aug. 2016
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. (She proposed and she said yes!)
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
You can find this door on the west side of the park. 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! We love the sunburst address marker, iconic to homes in the area.
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!