Summer Mural Project Builds Community

For two weeks this summer a diverse and hard working group of organizations and individuals teamed up to create a beautiful public mural on a 200 feet long concrete retaining wall on Church Street in Asheboro.
During the process, friendships were made, stories were shared, and lessons were learned.

The following individuals and organizations deserve a special thanks for their efforts to take this community art project from idea to reality.

NC Arts Council’s Grassroots Grant Program, Randolph Arts Guild, Mayor David Jarrell, City Manager John Ogburn, Artist Cori Cagle, Councilwoman Linda Carter and the Asheboro Appearance Commission, Robin Breedlove and volunteers from Trees Asheboro, Amy Keith Barney and the Randolph County Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program, Felix Ward, Bobby Kivett and the City of Asheboro Department of Cultural and Recreation Services, The Courier-Tribune, Architect Steve Cofer, Asheboro City Council, Central Boys and Girls Club and Director Ed Sims, Alderman Studio, the Latino Coalition, and, more than 100 youth and adult volunteers.

Also, a thank you goes out to the hundreds of citizens who passed by, waved, honked and provided support and encouragement for the mural project.

Together we make Asheboro and Randolph County a better and more colorful place to live.