Eight artists from the community are working with Keep Tyler Beautiful to repaint the mural along South Loop 323 between Fry Avenue and New Copeland Road. The previous mural featuring 520 feet of colorful roses was painted in 2011 by students from multiple Tyler high schools, but it has now faded. The final mural will be completed in October.
“The art mural is intended as a creative outlet for artists in our community,” said Keep Tyler Beautiful Coordinator Belen Casillas. “Our vision is to display local art by Tyler artists and promote Keep Tyler Beautiful.”
In addition, Keep Tyler Beautiful has partnered with local artists Lisa Horlander and Daryl Phillips to paint murals at Emmett J. Scott Park and Woldert Park, respectively.
The new mural at Emmett J. Scott Park is on the newly renovated restrooms and the mural at Woldert Park is on the electrical box near the new splash pad. Both artists have been involved with art projects at Tyler Parks and with the Beauty and the Box program.