New murals are coming to Johnson City!
Mural on Commerce Street (Between Main & Market Streets)
The mural design for this space highlights our region’s Appalachian heritage, giving special attention to bluegrass music, quilting, and our mountainous landscape. The mural will cover both the upper and lower walls at 116 and 118 W. Main Street and will face S. Commerce Street. This project has been coordinated by the Public Art Committee and the Blue Plum Gives Back organization. Blue Plum Gives Back has been working to bring a music-themed art piece to downtown Johnson City in order to showcase the important role that regional music plays in our community. The mural will be installed in 2022.
Mural Restoration in Majestic Park
A Highway Runs Through It was installed by artist Bill Bledsoe in the mid-1990s in celebration of Johnson City’s 125th birthday. The mural theme highlights the unique attributes of the city, especially with regards to its role as a thriving metropolis in partnership with an established farming community. The mural has faded significantly in the past 25 years and is in need of restoration. Bledsoe is in the process of restoring the artwork now.