Celebrating our first mural festival in the media—and on a t-shirt!

Although the skies delivered a bit of rain, nothing stopped an enthusiastic group of local artists and community supporters from creating a new sunshine-bright mural in downtown Murfreesboro on a recent October weekend. Located on the east exterior wall of 117 E. Vine Street, home to Vine Street Market, the mural was designed by well-known Murfreesboro artist Norris Hall.

Numerous volunteers painted the mural over two days, following a day of planning.

We’re delighted that the mural is getting lots of media attention, including the cover of VIP Magazine (November 2019 issue). The mural has also been featured in The Daily News Journal, The Murfreesboro Post, Murfreesboro Voice, and on WGNS Radio.


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Mira Patel, Ginny Togrye, Norris Hall and Andrea Loughry are pictured on the cover of the November 2019 issue of VIP Magazine.

A new t-shirt depicting the design is now available for sale at Vine Street Market (the mural site, 117 E. Vine) and The Write Impression, located nearby at 120 S. Maple St.


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The t-shirt raises awareness and funds for RAA - and is suitable for fabric paint to show your own colors!

THANKS to everyone involved in making this project happen. Funding for the project was provided by the Wild Cherries, a local group of women including Wren Jones, Pam Kious, Lucinda Lea, Andrea Loughry, Patty Marschel, Marilyn Newsom, Bev Macsherry, and Rhea Seddon. The mural includes a poetic homage to the city and lifelong friendships by Kious. In addition to Hall and his family, local artists, businesses, and community members who contributed time and resources include David Bell, Tim Bowling and Hoover Paint, Lisa Browning, Susan Carter, Stephanie Clark and U-Haul, Dave Davis, Steve Farrer and Farrer Brothers Hardware and Rentals, Sally and Pat Govan, Morgan Huffman, Dawna Magliacano, Angela Jackson and the City of Murfreesboro, Sarah Jackson and Vine Street Market, Jennifer McGuire, Bricke Murfree and Murfree & Goodman PLLC, Colby O’Brien and Sole Collections, Mira Patel, festival chair Tina Patel, Abby Reish, the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau / visitrutherfordtn.com, Lisa Sims, Diane Stockard, Melinda Tate, Ginny Togrye, Tommy Womack, and others (please forgive us, and send us an email if we missed putting your name on our list!)