Transforming Our City
One Brushstroke At a
By Emmaline Schild
Paint Memphis 2017 was a one day event that brought people from
all across Memphis, including students from St. George’s Independent School and Houston High School, together to help beautify our city. Over 150 artists gathered to paint the entire city block on Willett Street between Central and Lamar on September 30, 2017, creating the largest collobartive mural in all of Tennessee.
The mural painting opened at 9 am to artists and then to the public at noon. The artists were asked to design their walls along the theme of Memphis: A City of Colors. The festival had live music, food trucks, and more than 50 volunteers to help make PaintMemphis 2017 such a hit.
These students, as well as other fellow Memphians, shared their love for art on the streets of Memphis as they created the largest collaborative mural in all of Tennessee. By the end of a long, exhausting day, the art-ists left behind vibrantly painted walls. Paint Memphis 2017 successfully brought artists from all over to beautify the streets of Memphis and celebrate our wonderful city and art