“Love Language” was created with the goal of inspiring change, instilling pride, and advocating for those with disabilities. Featuring a message in sign language, the design illustrates that love is a universal language across individuals with all abilities. Hattiesburg artist Thomas Jackson was selected as the muralist for the project, and he received assistance from […]
Located on the walkways of a bridge in the Hawkins neighborhood near downtown Hattiesburg, “Nature’s Way” is designed to serve as an inspiration to youth in the community. The mural features larger-than-life wildlife, fauna, and flora native to Hattiesburg to create an educational and immersive experience.
“Noche de Encanto” portrays the lively energy of Mexican culture with four folkloric dancers, evoking the spirit of celebration and movement. The central focus is a majestic prickly pear, a cactus that can thrive in harsh environments. It is adorned with its fruit and represents resilience, strength, and endurance. Anchoring the composition is a sugar […]
Ricardo Moody, Willie L. Cooks III, and Sidea Cooks
“The Family” recognizes Hattiesburg native Oseola McCarty’s family values and her iconic contributions to the community, including a $150,000 scholarship endowment to The University of Southern Mississippi in 1995. Hattiesburg, Miss. artist Ricardo Moody joined art students Willie L. Cooks III and Sidea Cooks to design and paint the bright mural, which includes a cheerful […]
“Love Court” is Mississippi’s first full coverage, professionally painted basketball court. Located in Thames Park, a public greenspace, the court features inspirational messages of love and respect with bright and uplifting graphics. The park is open daily for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Steffi Lynn Tsai
Nationally recognized artist Steffi Lynn of Brooklyn, NY completed this colorful wall mural in 2022 as a part of a public art series in Thames Park, a public greenspace and playground. The oversized message of “You Can Do Big Things” is designed by the artist to remind people to believe in themselves to manifest their […]
Steffi Lynn Tsai
One of three public art pieces in Thames Park, a public greenspace adjacent to Thames Elementary, “Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow” was unveiled as Hattiesburg’s 40th large-scale mural. It’s design illustrates the importance of education and investing in the future of youth. Artist Steffi Lynn of Brooklyn, NY has also completed projects for national […]
Titled ‘Daylily Destination,’ the mural celebrates Hattiesburg’s official flower – the daylily. In 2008, Hattiesburg City Council adopted the daylily as the city’s flower, and a decade later Hattiesburg was the first city in the nation to be given the designation as a “Daylily City” by the American Daylily Society. Designed and painted by Hattiesburg […]
Thomas Jackson and Abi Allen
‘Serenity’ was painted by professional artists Thomas Jackson and Abigail Lenz Allen, as well as Forrest County Drug Court students. The piece contains nods to the Court’s mission of offering support and rehabilitation services to those with substance abuse and chemical dependency.