Brighten your day, click
on 'mural maps' and look at magnificent murals created by passionate mural artists
and community groups. Find your favorite murals, then create your own itinerary with
directions to travel and see the murals first hand. Once you're lucky enough to be
in front of a real mural, snap a 'selfie' in front of the mural and upload it to our
selfie page. You'll really be lucky, for you'll receive a free tee shirt in the mail
that says, "I hiked the Appalachian Mural Trail!"
We are inspired
by the honey bee hive where all
community members work together for
the well being of the whole. Many of our members worked as a community to create
murals that tell the story of their town. Some of the murals hold the brush strokes
of dedicated townsfolk, both young and old. Mural artists rendered the sketches
and communities helped paint the works of art. What has been realized is that
the communities involved had a rise in local pride, the town upgraded itself
more throughout and the economic impact was felt by everyone.
The Hidden Message from the Honey Bee Hive
Other murals had individual artists that were
commissioned by a concerned town
or townsfolk to beautify and show respect for their community. Some of these
amazing murals are blocks long or hidden in bathrooms.
Enjoy your journey into the Appalachian Mural Trail!
Interested in starting your own community
historical mural? Then by clicking "Mural Partnership",
we can help you with 'how to-' select a mural site, call for artists, research your
community history, select a mural artist,
paint a mural (including materials, transferring images) and dedicating a mural to
the Appalachian Mural Trail. If you already have
an historical mural in place, then click on
"Member/Sponsor" to have us
promote your mural for a small annual fee throughout the Blue Ridge and beyond.