Selfie Mural & Art Trail
Design | Artwork | Installation
To create a mural trail system in such a way where visitors want to get into the mural and take a selfie photo and post the photos online to social media. This "selfie stop” trail system will attract visitors to places of interested in downtown Beattyville and tourism interest areas in Lee County. Partnering with the Beattyville Main Street program board on the project. In March 2021, Beattyville went through a historic flood that devastated buildings and streets. Murals would also enhance the beauty of the area and bring people in to see how the community recovered and is thriving a year after the food. A mural placed near businesses would increase foot traffic and lead to more business sales. The uploads of photos online will be liked and shared by a multitude of followers and be a grassroots effort at marketing and promotion of our tourism areas and businesses. Murals will be painted, with building owners permissions, by local artist. We have list of local artists to pull talent from including the local high school art teacher and art class students. Once the murals are complete, a digital map will be created along with photos and descriptions on the Beattyville/Lee County Tourism Website.
Grand funds for the project award by ARC Flex E Grant. $5,000 Grant award in August 2023.
A professional muralist, graphic designer, web developer. He has competed works in Richmond, Lexington, Paris, and now Beattyville. Mr. Allen also serves as the artist advisor to the grant project.
"Relaxing with B.F." (Bigfoot) 8x8.‘Participant’ gets to enjoy a leisure hangout with Beattyville’s own ‘Bigfoot’, either roasting hotdogs or marshmellows, leaning over his shoulder or warming by the fire, maybe just sitting in a chair while sharing a conversation or good joke ‘B.F.’ finds funny since he’s laughing. ‘Participant’ would be responible for bringing their own ‘prop’ (stick, skewer, chair, etc) but can mingle with or without - Hope you like!
Geniva Jones Edwards
A lady of many talents. Geniva raises bees and collects honey, she dresses in the 1950s as a pin up girl at local car shows. She is an artist and is a moonshiner. This artwork "BeeKind" is full of color and positivity. Stand in front of the bee to become the bee and help spread the positivity around like bees spread pollen.
Passionate about art and community. Past experience includes commissions with Jepptha Creed Distillery, Lexarts, Keendland, Makers Mark selection.
Stephanie's artwork "Whimsical Wildflower Wood Booger" is a brilliant fold art piece. Participants can stand next to big foot for a photo to be apart of this whimsical art piece.
She grew upon Lee County and always had a love for art. Bethany went to college and explored art and painting but got more involved during the pandemic. She currently resides in Campton where a big part of her Jon includes bringing thea its into Wolfe County Schools. Bethany paints in her free time and really enjoyed making this mural for her hometown, Beattyville.
Stephanie's artwork "Beattyville In October" is a representation of the Woolly Worm Festival and fall. Participants can stand in the archway and be surrounded by stalks with crawling woolly worms. You defiantly don't want to miss the Woolly Worm Festival each Year in October in Beattyville.
Lee County Middle High School Art Class
Mrs. Susan Tipton
The art class under the leadership of Mrs. Tipton has done some fantastic work this year already. Painting farm equipment and even being the chosen artwork for the KY River Authority River Sweep T-Shirt Design.
The class is working on butterfly cutouts to be installed in a flurry on a building in Beattyville. They also have a larger set of wings for a participant can stand between for their photo.
Location: CB's Discounts, Main Street Beattyville
Fiberglass Animals Artwork
The Moonshine Trail Bear
Artist: Jordan Justice
"My name is Jordan Justice and I’m a Kentucky native raised in Elkhorn City. My roots are deep in Appalachia and its rich culture. Growing up, I was surrounded by mountains, rivers, coal mines, and generations of Americans that embodied the heritage of Appalachia. Sadly this region is saturated with many social, economic, and geographic issues very unique to this area. Despite this, I thrived as a young artist in eastern Kentucky and continued to develop my skills and abilities throughout my life. Today, I have proudly helped to capture the attraction, natural beauty. and scenery of the regions in my works of art and my commitment and dedication to the areas I work and live in."
The Tourism Commission & Beattyville Main Street purchased fiberglass animal statues for artist commission. The first artwork is a moonshine trail bear. Beattyville Lee County is an auxiliary stop on the Moonshine Trail, a passport stamp trail system in Eastern Kentucky. The location of the auxiliary stamp in Lee County is at the Backwoods Moonshine Museum on Evelyn Road. The statue will be place in Downtown Beattyville in the spring 2024.