WALK on the WILD SIDE | Murals
Featured Image: NED | Fly Fisherman
As part of the 25th Wildlife Arts Festival, locals and visitors alike took a Walk on the Wild Side in downtown Thomasville, to experience a multi-faceted outdoor public art exhibition featuring the works of local and regional artists. Paintings of native fire-tolerant flora wrapped twenty-five lamp posts, and twenty-five larger-than-life murals of native fauna hung from historic buildings – paying homage to our unique Red Hills Region.
In February, Thomasville Center for the Arts took this exhibition on the road, and passed along a selection of 8 murals and 8 flora wraps to the Metcalfe and Cairo, Ga communities. Each town created their own version of a “public art walk” in their downtown, and built interest around their area, using art as a backdrop through mid-March.
On March 19, (8) hand-picked murals and (8) hand-picked flora wraps will travel to Pelham, Ga, where they will now live permanently. “We have been so blessed. Our rural communities have worked together, shared our unique assets with one another, and we are all standing stronger because of it,” says Darlene Crosby Taylor, Thomasville Center for the Arts Public Art Director. “Pelham was the perfect fit for a permanent location. They have a wonderful Wildlife festival in October, and this body of work will act as a backdrop for that – yet live on throughout the year.”
The Center for the Arts has also worked very hard to promote the amazing artists represented in these exhibitions. All artists represented were commissioned by the Center to create the artwork, and will also receive a commission for the work that was sold. Any additional proceeds will support youth art programs at the Center.
To PURCHASE a 12′ x 12′ mural, select your choice below and support local artists and youth programming. Limited edition set of 25 unique mural postcards available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org – 229.221.1859 for more information.
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