Over the summer of 2018, Chris Dalton (muralist) — aided by Angie & Jeff Buchanan (Chris’s daughter & son-in-law) and Reggie Carde, Gael Hogan, Everett Cox, Stuart Maynard & Ted Sloan (members of the Sanford Brush & Palette Club) — painted the base of the mural. The wheel was installed in the Spring of 2019 making this the first interactive mural in the City of Sanford.
The “Bringing the Arts Together” mural is located on the north face of the Suggs Insurance building at 220 N. Horner Blvd. The mural is a celebration of the many aspects of the fabulous arts and artisans to be found in Sanford. The names of the various arts are visual, musical, clay, textile, literary, culinary, theater and dance and appear in the in the background of the spinning Sanford Arts wheel. The joy of art is symbolized in the colorful dots that flow out of the spinner onto the wall, the fence and the street.
The making of a mural is serious work. There are so many things to consider: Choosing a location, surface conditions, needed permissions, priming, paint choices, hardware, and so much more. The slide show chronicles the mural project from inception to dedication. Enjoy!
Title background artwork is a plein air painting by Kenny McNeill