New mural hopes to bring attention, more visitors to Fort Valley
FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Fort Valley is hoping a new mural will help highlight its history and show what the community has to offer.
The mural is part of the Flint Energies’ Rural Murals program. The goal is to increase the number of public murals across Flint’s service territory while supporting Middle Georgia artists.
According to a Flint Energies news release, “murals are designed to bring travelers off main interstates to travel the backroads, off the beaten path to discover the vast resources our area has to offer.”
Flint award $10,000 for the mural project in Fort Valley. Community partner Austin Theater Enrichment Arts Alliance is investing $2,500 of its own funds towards the mural project.
The Fort Valley mural is titled “Peaches and More.” Artist Chris Johnson is helping create the mural that will include a bus, peaches and more. Johnson says he wants to highlight the cities history through the mural.
“I try to capture that with a vintage postcard esthetic,” says Johnson.
The mural is located at 110 South Camellia Blvd in an area known as known as Camellia Alley. The mural will service as an anchor for Fort Valley’s downtown revitalization efforts.