The Inaugural Macon Mural Festival Leaves its Mark on Macon


Painter and muralist Christian Stanley painted these very colorful triceratops across the street from Fall Line Brewing Co. (Photographer Nate Weeks)

The Macon Arts Alliance and its partner Triangle Arts Macon made Macon a little more colorful this past weekend. The inaugural Macon Mural Festival provided 5 muralists an opportunity to create vibrant artworks at multiple locations around Macon.

There is one more brilliantly colored mural at the art covered Triangle Arts Macon now after the Macon Mural Festival. 

Artist Nicole Merizalde from Lawnrenceville, Georgia painted a bright mural on the building that houses the Val-kill Furniture workshop. Triangle Arts Macon was the sponsor of Merizalde's mural.

Muralist Nicole Merizalde completed this mural during the Macon Mural Festival (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Artist Christian Stanley from Winter Springs, Florida painted a very impressive mural of a group of psychedelically colored triceratops on a building across the street from Fall Line Brewing Co., which was the sponsor of his art for the Macon Mural Festival.

Christian Stanley's triceratops look as if they could almost walk off the wall (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Stanley and his wife Jessica runs a business named C. Stanley Creative that creates custom murals and branding solutions for businesses in need of creative solutions. 

Christian Stanley's murals and very distinctive and colorful (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Oliver's Corner Bistro was a sponsor for the artist Allison Dunavant from Johns Island, South Carolina. The side of the the location of one of the restaurant now is the home of a creative mural by Dunavant.

Oliver's Corner Bistro sponsored artwork from Allison Dunavant during the Macon Mural Festival (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Dunavant's business is called Girls Who Paint Murals and offers branding and signage, residential and commercial murals, and more.

The skate park at Carolyn Crayton Park is the location of the artwork of Will Barker.

Bill Barker's mural at Carolyn Crayton Park was one of the featured projects of the inaugural Macon Mural Festival (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Barker also is known for his distinctive oil paintings. His artwork often features cowboys and scenes that look as if they were taken from an old spaghetti western film.

Barker was recruited to play football at the University of Virginia before he pursued an art career (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Artist Carlos Jefferson of McDonough, Georgia painted the mural sponsored by Synovus Band in Downtown Macon. The mural is located off of the alley next to the bank and features tributes to the history of the land that Macon was founded on, the wildlife of Middle Georgia, as well as some of the musical greats that once called Macon home.

Carlos Jefferson's mural on the side of Synovus Bank pays tribute to the long history of Macon (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Jefferson paints portraits and other subjects as well as public and commercial art.

The first year of the Macon Mural Festival brought 5 very talented muralists to Macon and leaves the city with some new, large scale artwork that is sure to attract even more art loving tourists to the heart of Middle Georgia. With a beginning this impressive, we at Middle Georgia Times are already looking forward to Macon Arts Alliance's next Macon Mural Festival.

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