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August 21, 2019

Hot Corner Mural Celebration

Wednesday, Aug. 21 @ Washington & Lumpkin St.

Photo Credit: Whitley Carpenter

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony for downtown’s newest mural, “Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy,” will feature guest speakers, live music and local vendors. Supported by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission with matching funds from an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the mural was created by Miami-based painter Elio Mercado with the assistance of local artist Broderick Flanigan over the span of three weeks. Paying homage to the area’s legacy as a hub for African-American entrepreneurship, the mural depicts Monroe Bowers Morton of the Morton Theatre and Homer Wilson of Wilson’s Styling Shop, among imagery celebrating a rich musical heritage.

Calendar

  • Wednesday, August 21

    5:30 p.m. FREE! info@athensculturalaffairs.org

    Hot Corner Mural Celebration

    (Hot Corner, 133 E. Washington St.) An official ribbon cutting ceremony for the "Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy" mural will be held, featuring guest speakers, music, local vendors and more. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.

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