Photo Credit: Allison Killinger
Mural on Main
This project is currently being worked on! Mural on Main is a mural on the corner of Main and Orr Street that brings together schools, community partners, patrons and local organizations through art. The 1,700 square foot mural is broken up into 5×5 squares, allowing for different groups to have a part in the final product. This mural was initiated by Leadership Anderson Class 36 and it is designed by local artist Herman Keith.
Photo Credit: Katie Gilliland
Can You Dig It?
Can You Dig It is a community garden and mural project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and AARP Community Challenge Grant Program. The mural features vibrant depictions of the vegetables that are planted in the garden just 20 feet away. Muralist Nick Billingsley included a tribute to our very own maintenance supervisor, Eddie “Rabbit” in the mural. “Rabbit” tends to the garden daily and has educated almost 300 summer art campers about the importance of healthy living and gardening. This mural brightens our community and carries out our mission to foster the appreciation of arts to all people in Anderson County.
The Church Street Project
The Church Street Project is another interactive public art program featuring art that tells the story of Church Street, the black business pioneers, the people, buildings, and an overall spirit that was unique to the city. The Arts Center facilitated a community specific design through numerous artists from the region. The Church Street Heritage Project was completed with help from the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Anderson. Madeline Wiener, a nationally recognized sculptor from Denver, Colorado was chosen to create works for the community.
sculpTOUR: pARTnership for public art
SculpTOUR is a public partnership with the City of Anderson and is organized by the Anderson Arts Center. Together, there are nine sculptures placed around Downtown Anderson. The pieces are identified with artist’s statements and media to further educate the public about this program. The sculptures contribute to the aesthetic appeal as well as add an interesting factor to the community that sets Anderson apart. Three artists are from out of the area, traveling at least three times to Anderson for this project.
The Carolina Wrens are bronze birds created by artist Zan Wells that are strategically placed all through downtown. They help tell stories of historical structures and the city we call home.