(Photos courtesy of Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman)
As a block party rocked nearby, local artists banded together to finish three crosswalk murals at East Boundary and Telfair Streets June 10.
Funded through one of 16 South Arts Cross-Sector Impact Grants and a private donor, the murals at the intersection of East Boundary and Telfair Street are the result of multiple talks between local artist Ray Sturkey and the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods.
Sturkey, an Evans High School art and ceramics teacher, spent five months working with residents on the project, which features themes of peace, love and togetherness, according to a news release from the Greater Augusta Arts Council.
Early Saturday morning, area artists put out a call on Facebook to their friends to bring out a paint brush and join in to complete the project.
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