A new mural project will kick off at the overpass on 6th Avenue, which will give props Fourth and Gill, Parkridge and Old North Knox – and the city itself:
Pretty cool, huh? The city release:
What: 6th Avenue Greenway Underpass Mural Project
When: All day Saturday, June 8th
Where: North 6th Avenue, under the Interstate 40 overpass
Who: Artists and volunteers from the Parkridge neighborhood and the Community Design Center will begin work on a four-panel mural on sections of the concrete wall supporting the overpass. This work is being done with the approval of the City of Knoxville and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. It is partly funded through a challenge grant from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department.
That section of 6th Avenue will be closed for the duration of the day.
Work is expected to continue on the mural for the next several Saturdays. One section will be emblazoned with the words “Knoxville Tn,” and the other three will spotlight the three surrounding neighborhoods: Parkridge, 4th and Gill and Old North. (See attached photo for the proposed designs.)
This Saturday’s work will largely consist of priming the four panels.