This mural was a project of the DBBA Public Art Committee and our second mural in Beckley. We painted during the Kids Classic Festival and had youth participants from Shady HS, Independence Middle and High School, and the Raleigh County drug court program. We had a total of 17 kids.
This mural was designed by Beckley native Valerie Spears and all the paint was donated by Sherwin Williams. We have received numerous comments about how much it brightens up downtown, makes people happy and they can’t wait to see more. The youth all commented about how much fun it was to paint and were interviewed by local news sayiing they want to see more of this in Beckley.
The completed mural will have directional signage to The Underground and Word Park. The Underground is a the plaza area behind Neville Street businesses which the DBBA is helping to develop for an entertainment district.