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mural by Texas artist, Spread Your Wings

“SPREAD YOUR WINGS” MURAL BY TEXAS ARTIST ADDED TO HATTIESBURG’S PUBLIC ART COLLECTION

November 5, 2021

HATTIESBURG, MS (Nov. 5, 2021) – Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art, a program of VisitHATTIESBURG, is pleased to announce its latest large-scale mural project. Featuring the work of Texas muralist Avery Orendorf, “Spread Your Wings” is a colorful, linear piece located on the side of Fairley’s Wings and More in downtown Hattiesburg. HAPA supporters Catherine […]

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HAPA RECEIVES MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION COVID RELIEF GRANT

October 14, 2021

JACKSON, MISS – Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA) has been awarded an $11,500grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) made possible through the AmericanRescue Plan (ARP) distributed by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). “The state’s arts community has displayed such resiliency during tumultuous times, and we arevery pleased to provide emergency support […]

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“Let There Be Light” Mural Serves as Nod to Hattiesburg’s History & Future

October 7th, 2021

READ MORE HERE. +++ On Wednesday, October 7, Mayor Toby Barker was joined by local artists Kym Garraway and River Prince with Prince Sign Co. to cut the ribbon on Downtown Hattiesburg’s latest mural – “Let There Be Light.”  This mural, almost spanning the height of the West Pine Street parking garage, features the iconic Hub […]

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Hattiesburg Midtown mural

HAPA TO UNVEIL FIRST PROJECT IN MIDTOWN MURAL SERIES

June 2, 2021

Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA) is pleased to unveil its next large-scale project. Titled “Welcome to Midtown,” this colorful mural is the first of four to be added to Hattiesburg’s Midtown district.

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Wonderful Day mural ribbon cutting mayor artist

HBURG PUBLIC ART TRAIL AND HATTIESBURG ART-A-THON LAUNCHED

April 7, 2021

HATTIESBURG, MS – VisitHATTIESBURG is pleased to announce the launch of its newest attraction, the HBURG Public Art Trail. Celebrating the diversity of art found in the community and the artists behind the works, the trail features more than 40 sculptures and murals. The HBURG Public Art Trail further enhances Hattiesburg’s emergence as an artistic destination […]

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Courage mural

HAPA UNVEILS FIRST PROJECT OF 2021

March 5, 2021

HATTIESBURG, MS – Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA) unveiled its first project of  2021 this week, adding to the extensive public arts collection across the city. Following a  record-high of nine public art murals introduced by HAPA in 2020, plans are in the works for a  number of additional projects this year. Titled “Courage”, […]

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Phase 1 Utility Box - Let's Play Ball

ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR 2021 HBURG UTILITY BOX PROJECT

January 21, 2021

HATTIESBURG, MS – The Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art, in cooperation with the City of  Hattiesburg, is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for the second phase of innovative and  creative utility box designs located on several local streets and throughways. Artists with experience in public art or painting are invited to submit up […]

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New Normal mural Andrea Kostyal

HAPA UNVEILS FINAL PROJECT OF 2020

December 17, 2020

HATTIESBURG, MS – Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA) unveiled its final project for  2020 this week, adding to the extensive public arts collection throughout the city. “New  Normal”, designed by Hattiesburg artist Andrea Kostyal, is the ninth large-scale mural  completed by HAPA this year. Following the momentum of recent public art additions, plans  for […]

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mural in 8th Street District Your Life Matters

HAPA UNVEILS NEWEST MURAL IN EAST 8TH STREET DISTRICT

December 7, 2020

HATTIESBURG, MS – Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA) is pleased to announce the  unveiling of its newest mural, “Your Life Matters”, adding to the extensive art collection found  throughout the city. Designed by Mississippi artists George Brown and Sarah Ellen Norman, the project is HAPA’s eighth large-scale mural completed this year. Additional projects are  […]

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