For the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta 2,000 people came together to paint their vision of peace and created this #30 World Wall for Peace. It took 1-1/2 years to complete and cost $20,000. It represents the combined endeavor of many individuals, businesses, arts groups, government agencies & private contributors committed to working together to leave this legacy for our great city.
Once the tiles were all painted, they were sent to Alabama to be fired. We chose a tile that is resistant to freezing temperatures and we used paints and glazes that cannot be damaged by graffitti. We hired professional tile setters to install the tiles. We had a dedication ceremony and the wall was ready when the Olympic torch went by on its path to Olympic Park.
World Wall for Peace was originated by Carolyna Marks in Berkeley, CA.
1117 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307
1 block west of Moreland Ave. in Little Five Points
Andrea Kay Smith, Global Cordinator