The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has awarded a $5000 grant to the Macon County Arts Council, which will be used to help fund a community arts project of outdoor murals on buildings around the Lafayette City Square. MCAC’s first project will be a mural depiction of Union Camp Falls, and will be placed on the Church Street side of Cathy’s Florist. Well-known local artist Linda Johnson will be completing the project.
The mural will be 12’ by 16’, completed on six sign board panels and installed later. Johnson said they don’t have a pricise date yet on completion or installation: “It depends on the weather, and it depends on how quickly we can get the paint on… the weather is really keeping us from going as quickly as we want.” She will enlist the help of local teens for the project, because, she said, “the project is all about community.”
“MCAC is excited to be sponsoring this effort,” said MCAC President Nancy Doss, “and believes the murals will be a wonderful addition to the community. The arts organization would like to express its appreciation to The Community Foundation for funding this project.”
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is a charitable organization dedicated to “enriching the quality of life” in Middle TN. It has given a total of $1.3 million in grants to 273 nonprofits this year. The foundation oversees more than 850 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 21 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $600 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.