Greenville artist Adam Schrimmer to create first mural for City of Laurens
We’ve been talking a lot about murals lately. This week, another nearby city has announced plans for a new downtown mural.
Adam Schrimmer, lead artist and owner of Blank Canvas Mural Company in Greenville has won the bid to design and paint the first mural for the City of Laurens.
Entitled “Pride of the Piedmont,” the mural will be at the entrance to the town at 311 North Harper Street. A partnership between Main Street Laurens, a non-profit organization focused on revitalizing the downtown district, and the City of Laurens, the mural is expected to be completed the first week in October.
At approximately 18 feet tall and 30 feet wide, the mural will feature a “Retro Vintage Postcard” look and will contain artwork of local Laurens landmarks inside block letters that spell Laurens.
Among the images are the steam whistle from Laurens Glass, musician Pink Anderson, the town square, the Laurens County Courthouse, Horseshoe Falls, and Little River Park well as icons from area agriculture, horticulture and dairy businesses.
”I’m particularly excited about Blank Canvas’ mural because it will present to the world that we are a community which values the arts, has a rich and diverse heritage, and shows we are welcoming to all,” said Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn. “We’re grateful for the beauty that this new public art will bring to our city. We know it will enrich our town for years to come.”
Schrimmer says he hopes the mural will become a destination that encourages visitors to the town.
“I’m so appreciative for this great opportunity to expand my artistic reach throughout the Southeast,” Schrimmer said. “The mural will pay homage to this city’s history, and also provide a great opportunity for photos.”