Important Murals Restored, Music History Mural Returns

There’s been a lot of action going on in the Old City recently. The streets – first Central and now Jackson – remain in a state of upheaval that will result in buried and modernized utilities, wider sidewalks and repaved streets. Construction on the Crozier is now progressing rapidly and other plans are being announced. […]

Painting With a Twist: New Business Comes to the Arts District

121 S. Gay Street will soon be the home to Downtown Central Painting with a Twist. A fun painting experience for artists or non-artists, Painting With a Twist classes typically run a couple of hours and participants are encouraged to bring their favorite alcoholic (or non, if you prefer) beverages to make the experience more […]

Brian Jobe and “Right Angle Reply (Tall Grasses)”

I first heard of artist Brian R. Jobe at the most recent Pecha Kucha. I’d like to say that I immediately understood what he was up to and recognized his genius but, honestly, that didn’t come until later. Mostly I scratched my head at why someone would want to build a brick wall in a […]

A Tale of Country Music Park and Two 200 Blocks

Last week a public meeting was held on the future of the sliver of city park at Summit and Gay. It’s generally talked about in terms of the missing 200 block of Gay Street. There were once buildings where the park is now located and on the surface parking lot across the street. Commerce formed […]

2014 Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk, Part One

This is the time of year for festivals, many of which are smaller portions of the Dogwood Arts Festival. It’s hard to keep up with it all with only one article a day, so sometimes I have to backtrack a bit. The Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk takes place each April and features professional, amateur and […]