Community Initiated Art

Tree Streets Installation: Street Mural Layout

Do you have an idea for a funded temporary or permanent public art project? Johnson City encourages public projects that enhance the community and increase connections between artists, neighborhoods and city residents. The Public Art Committee can assist you in a variety of ways. As you develop your project proposal, we can offer feedback and suggestions to ensure you have a realistic timeline and sufficient budget as well as a plan for ongoing maintenance once the work is installed. We can help you navigate city codes and statutes so you are sure to be in compliance, and we can coordinate presentation of your proposal to our committee and the City Commission.

Tree Street Mural Team

Neighborhood Street Mural

Concerns about safety with increased road traffic in the Tree Streets inspired a local group of residents to seek ways to promote traffic mitigation.  Drawing inspiration from other cities like Seattle, Washington, the group developed a proposal for a street mural which will both beautify the area and encourage safer driving.  Public Art Committee member and Tree Street resident Vanessa Mayoraz helped the group prepare their proposal for review by the City Commission and the Public Art Committee. The proposal was approved in September of 2017 and plans are underway for a Spring installation of the mural.

For more information, please contact Cheyenne Kumbhare: ckumbhare@johnsoncitytn.org