Jackson's Public Art Is Making A Scene

Jackson's Public Art Is Making A Scene

Jackson's Public Art Is Making A Scene

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Jackson is the capital of Mississippi. While the Magnolia State is well known for its southern hospitality, the city of Jackson brings the charm. Tourists of the city can expect fine dining and cultural experiences at the many museums in Jackson ranging in topics ranging from American history to the natural sciences. But if you are looking for things to do on your vacation, you need to check out Jackson’s stunning outdoor public art displays.

Welcome to Jackson

The public art around Jackson reflects the soul of the people in Jackson. Start by visiting a mural dedicated to welcoming visitors to the southern city. The painted “Welcome to Jackson” mural can be found on the corner of State Street and Pearl Street. Artist Scott Allen chose the vibrant color to represent the colorful people of Jackson. Allen is also responsible for painting traffic signal boxes at Court and West and Terry and Raymond Roads.

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Saunter over to the Old Capitol Inn on North Street to take in the stunning work by Reshonda Perryman painted on the back wall of the inn. The powerful piece celebrates Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers, writer and photographer Eudora Welty, American Ballet dancer Thalia Mara, and rapper David Banner. The work speaks to the depth of history, diversity, and notoriety of iconic individuals from the Jackson community. The art is intended to touch your soul while representing the soul of Jackson.

Mississippi Museum of Art and Art Garden

The north wall of the Mississippi Museum of Art has a mural painted by local Jackson artist William Goodman. This piece takes a more contemporary look at the influence of Jackson. Can you recognize the pop culture moments that inspired Goodman? Using his signature graffiti style, this mural titled “Subconscious View-Master” sits alongside nearly one dozen other public art pieces in the museum’s Art Garden.

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Family vacations are for making memories, but most childhood memories about family center around family feasts. Adrienne Dominick tries to capture this feeling of togetherness. The artwork was installed in May 2020 on Farnish Street as part of an initiative to raise awareness of food insecurity in Mississippi. Take a moment to appreciate the art while also reflecting on your own experiences with family traditions centered around food and how you can support initiatives to combat food insecurity in America.

Wilkins Elementary School

On Castle Hill Drive, local artists Eli Childers and Ahza Sanders have designed a mural to inspire the students and community around Wilkins Elementary School. The community has been hit hard over the years with economic turmoil and natural disaster in the form of a tornado. Much of the community was left in a state of dilapidation. The mural displays Black heroes through the years, from Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune, to current Black hero Barack Obama. It’s just the thing to inspire a child to dream about the adult they want to become. What dreams does it inspire in you?
The public art display in Jackson, Mississippi, starts as soon as you touch down at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. Portraits of famous Mississippians like Oprah Winfrey and Elvis Presley are there to greet you, thanks to artist Azha Sanders. NiceLoans! can help finance your art-themed trip to Jackson, and an installment loan allows you to repay on an easy to manage the schedule. Talk to our friendly staff today and start planning your vacation.
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