‘Hattiesburg Horizons’ stands at 13 feet high and 42 feet wide. It serves as a homage to the city’s infrastructure and architectural elements, acknowledging its heritage. A fitting theme for the city’s 50th mural, the design pays tribute to Hattiesburg’s history while celebrating exciting developments on the horizon.
Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA) joined Brighter Broadway, a Leadership Pinebelt group, to unveil the city’s 48th mural. Part of an ongoing Broadway Drive revitalization effort, the new piece is titled ‘Essence of Happiness.’ by Andrea Kostyal. ‘Essence of Happiness’ illustrates how progress and life choices impact both individual and community vitality. The mural […]
Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art has joined forces with a local clothing boutique United Apparel Liquidators to unveil the city’s newest mural. Located in the Hattiesburg Avenues, the fashion-forward design by Miami artist Ivan Roque adds a fashionable flair to the district. Titled ‘Be You,’ the art piece stands at 13 feet high and spans […]
“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 […]
“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 […]