If you've driven down Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant you've likely seen a few traffic boxes covered in eye catching works of art. Those works of art were done by Lowcountry artists, and the Town of Mount Pleasant wants to incorporate more of these beautiful, local artworks throughout the community.
Mount Pleasant's Culture, Arts, and Pride Commission plans to showcase local artwork in some of the town's busiest places with larger than life murals that will be produced on the exterior walls of private buildings. An initial concept that the town is working on fulfilling is adding a mural to the side of Fire Station #7 on Bowman Road that will highlight Mount Pleasant's long history with sweetgrass baskets. The Fire Station's new work of art will feature a basket maker with the basket in the shape of a fire shield. The town also wants to incorporate more interactive murals that would allow people to draw on them.
The Town of Mount Pleasant has reached out to a handful of high traffic properties, such as shopping centers, however businesses can voluntarily donate their wall space if desired. The town will compensate the Lowcountry artists for their work through an accommodations and tourism tax.
For more information on how to get involved with Culture, Arts, and Pride projects such as 'It's Time to Paint the Town!', click here.