From large to small, murals are the first thing people think about when it comes to public art. Paint and an artist's vision can transform a wall into a doorway of imagination. We've been fortunate to work with so many talented muralists and groups who partnered to bring their vision to life.
"Playtime" by Jason Jones
PROJECTS IN PROGRESS
Baker's Alley Mural
A review committee selected Little Rock artist Guy Bell to craft a lasting image on the first floor of the parking deck at Scott and 6th Streets, near Baker's Alley behind the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.
Artist Guy Bell said, "I am honored for the opportunity to add to the visual landscape that is helping to redefine life in downtown little rock. My proposal is a composition of American Bison ascending and descending ramp structures. It is intended to examine the concepts of movement, history, and 'place'. We are fortunate that the leadership in downtown recognizes and supports our local artist community. I am excited to see what my contribution to downtown’s changing visual experience might inspire. Please follow me on Instagram @guybellart to see the progress!"
The mural is approximately 900 square feet, and the area runs along a ramp that goes up to the second floor of the deck. Bell will begin this month, and the project should be completed by early November. A proposed rendering can be found below.
A review committee selected Little Rock artist Joel Boyd to complete the mural project.
Joel Boyd said, “I am honored to have had my design selected for the Simmons Tower Garage. The Downtown Little Rock Partnership is doing incredible things for Little Rock and I am very glad to be a part of it. My design is meant to illustrate a moment of reflection or a quiet moment of peace for the subject. I think a picture like this is well suited for the busy business district where it will be on display. I hope it's viewers will be inspired to take a moment to breathe and reflect on a good memory or a special place. Follow me on Instagram to see the mural come to life: @joelboydfineart.”
The space contains three sections measuring approximately 28x26 feet, 28x9 feet, and 28x26 feet, and the mural will measure roughly 1,700 square feet. The project is sponsored by Flake & Kelley Commercial and the Simmons Tower ownership. Boyd will begin soon, and the project should be completed by the end of November. A proposed rendering can be found below.