Asheville Mural Project (AMP)
The Asheville Mural Project, a successful venture of Arts2People, exists to beautify and diversify Asheville’s urban landscape, providing artists and local community members with the opportunity to design and implement their own public art. We believe that murals enhance quality of life and create artful metropolitan experience through the transformation of conventional architecture. The murals are both the testimony and celebration of a lively local arts culture.
From the MountainXPress article: “The Asheville Mural Project is a group of artists brought together through the nonprofit Arts 2 People, with the cooperative objective of both revitalizing existing urban environments and memorializing the diversity of experience and culture that Asheville hosts. AMP has created several small murals in the past and is currently forging the frontier of large-scale mural projects with the Lexington Gateway Mural. Both sets of I-240 concrete piers framing the lower end of North Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville are being painted with designs AMP has been working on for more than a year. The pillars will eventually be covered with standing portraits of local people, chosen by nomination. AMP hopes that this current mural will lay the foundation for more large-scale murals and a continuing public dialogue regarding collective vision and intent.”
The Asheville Mural Program is part of Arts2People’s Grants Program – if you would like to participate in future projects or if you have any questions, send us a message by clicking here!
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