From the celebration of small town heroes and history to the revitalization of urban cityscapes, art is all around us. The walls of the buildings along historic Jim Thorpe Boulevard in Prague, Oklahoma are adorned with murals by Andrew “Ace” Walker. The Prague Heritage Mural (2008) and Prague Kolache Festival Mural (2013) pay tribute to the community’s rich heritage as well as perhaps its most famous resident Olympian Jim Thorpe.
Similarly, the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture (TFMAC) has been working with Tulsa-based art group Clean Hands, to develop murals around the city. A wall at the southwest corner of 4th and Cheyenne (pictured above), attached to the Mayo Motor Inn Parking Garage, was selected for a mural. With approval from The Mayo who owns that building, TFMAC and Clean Hands finalized a concept for this particular mural. The mural was completed in November 2015 and celebrates Tulsa’s historically rich contributions to the arts including film and music.