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Perhaps you’ve seen artist Kyle Brooks’ work in a gallery, but more likely, you’ve seen it on the side of the road.

Reminiscent of Southern folk artists, his work features brightly colored animals and creatures he has imagined. And almost all of these critters have big eyes and smiles on their faces. Under his moniker BlackCatTips, he adorns the Atlanta landscape with his street poems and murals.

Gaia's #ifTheyGunnedMeDown mural at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
Jason Parker / WABE

Street artist Gaia was identified by Forbes magazine in the 2015 "30 under 30" list of arts leaders. He recently completed a large mural at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta.

Atlanta’s City Council is set to vote Monday on a controversial proposal aimed at increasing community input before murals are painted on private property.

The proposal was triggered in part by a 2012 incident in south Atlanta’s Pittsburg neighborhood. Some in the community took issue with a large mural they interpreted as satanic. During a press conference held by opponents, a confrontation took place that police ultimately had to disperse.

Controversial Krog Masquerade Goes On

Oct 27, 2014
The Krog Street tunnel was closed to traffic for a party on Saturday night.
Ryan Nabulsi / twinlensatl.com

In recent weeks the Krog Street tunnel has been the site of controversy, but last Saturday night the streets of Cabbagetown were filled with masquerade partygoers and a few curious residents.

Among the crowd there was a man riding a unicycle, a masked couple on stilts and a jazz ensemble.

Abby Ellis is a resident of the neighborhood and lives across the street from the tunnel. She has lived in the area for three years and decided to check out the event.

Living Walls Arts Conference Continues to Grow

Aug 19, 2013
Aleck Ragsdale / WABE

You may have noticed new murals Atlanta. They’re part of the Living Walls street art conference. With the city’s permission the group brings artists from around the world to paint walls and even entire buildings.