When the City of Jackson’s Public Art Initiative Project approached Southwest Tennessee Development District about the possibility of using part of its building as a “canvas” for a mural in downtown Jackson, the answer was a no brainer! During the course of several years, a few conversations were had about the building’s visibility to both foot and vehicular traffic in the center city. Logistically, the SWTDD’s Board of Directors needed to approve the idea of using the building exterior for a mural, as well as give final approval to the actual mural design.
Because the SWTDD represents the eight Southwest Tennessee counties of Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison and McNairy, the design needed to be something that represents the life and culture of regional citizens. The final design includes 11 independent elements, including:
The mural was designed and painted by local artists Sarah and Jonathan Cagle and was sponsored by Voya Financial.
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