In cooperation with T-Bones Records & Cafe and Prince Sign Company, HAPA partnered to present “Hattiesburg, the Birthplace of Rock & Roll.” The work is a nod to Rock & Roll’s roots beginning in Hattiesburg, where the first riffs of the genre were recorded in July 1936. This historical recording by The Mississippi Jook Band […]
The 15’ x 120’ vibrant mural is located on the east side of the Midtown Market building, adjacent to S. 37th Avenue and is a collaboration between HAPA and the Midtown Merchants Association. It is the first of four projects for this area of Hattiesburg. ;] \
“Hub City, Smile” is Hattiesburg’s first public art piece designed to be an interactive experience, with a standalone larger-than-life smile providing a great photo opportunity for those visiting the work. Located on Mobile Street in Downtown Hattiesburg, the mural features an eye-catching, circular design with inspiring quote by Mother Teresa. “Hub City, Smile” was created […]
Unveiled in early June 2020, “Let’s Go,” illuminates the Avenues District of Hardy Street with whimsy and delight. Designed by Mississippi artist Spence Townsend and located at Sunflower grocery store on Hardy Street, the mural is a cooperative project between HAPA and The Roberts Company.
“New Normal” by Andrea Kostyal is located in Downtown Hattiesburg, The mural features interactive components and illustrates the impacts of 2020’s global pandemic. Unveiled as the final project of the year in December 2020, this is a socially distanced addition to the Hub City’s budding public arts scene.
Located on McLeod Street in Downtown Hattiesburg, “Suffrage” is a nod to the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This larger-than-life design is both vibrant and patriotic and includes an insignia officially honoring past and present female public office holders in the Greater Hattiesburg area.
Located at Hardy Street and North 10th Avenue, artist Kelsey Wishik transformed a building facade into a colorful work of art. In addition to HAPA, both John Neal and the Avenues Alliance were instrumental in bringing the “We’re All In This Together” mural project to life.