Client: City of Roanoke- Percent for Art Program
Location: Roanoke, VA, United States
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $20,000
Brenda M. Councill
Councill Fine Art Studio,LLC
Public Art Agent
Percent for Art Program
City of Roanoke
The largest Mural in the City of Roanoke- 2500 square feet on 18 pier columns on Tazewell Ave. Bridge at Interstate 581. Percent for Art Program . Painted on non-woven polyester and adhered to each column. Column Height 12′ and circumference of 9′.
My intent was to create a gateway mural that represents the natural beauty, history and cultural assets of this region of Virginia. My initial sketches were welcomed by the selection committee and my ideas expanded to become the largest mural in the city.
I worked with neighborhood groups to gain a broad understanding of the area. I interacted with volunteers and participates that helped complete some select areas of the mural. News coverage was extensive. It remains the largest mural in the City - 2,500 square feet of surface space.
The budget does not reflect the true cost and appraisal of this work valued at $ 55,000.00.