Panama City, FL –
PANAMA CITY, Florida (WMBB) – Historic downtown Panama City seems to have become the most popular place for local artists to show their work.
The “Welcome Wall” murals on Sixth Street are now complete.
It features work by local artists, including Bay Arts Alliance Executive Director Jayson Kretzer.
“I believe we have started [the mural] almost March, and we’re finally over, super excited… Eight different local artists are featured on this wall, ”Kretzer said. “It’s the first wall you see downtown, so you can expect colors and a diversity of people here, and we love it.”
There are now 12 completed murals in the city, with the first four scattered around the city center.
- Cameron Moberg butterfly mural on the Center for the Arts
- Hammerhead Shark Mural by Jessie Jennings near History Class Brewing Company
- Bee mural by Heather Parker near Craft Beer Emporium
- ‘Keep Dancing’ by George Baker III behind the Martin Theater
The Bay Arts Alliance, Destination Panama City and the Bay County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to sponsor the 13th mural.
It will be a postcard-style mural on the Chamber of Commerce building, designed by local lettering artist Morgan Summers.
“Ever since we saw her and started following her art, we’ve been like, ‘We have to put her art on one of these walls. “said Kretzer.
Kretzer said the Bay Arts Alliance is thrilled with the new mural as it will be the first specifically marked for the city.
“We’re going to have more city stuff, historical, military, community-themed murals.”
He said seeing all the new art downtown made him feel good.
“Being part of the mural painting process as it ended was very rewarding, especially after the storm and helping to be part of the rebuilding,” Kretzer said. “I mean… obviously I can’t say enough to thank the community for allowing us to do this.”
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