Cowbells and Paint Pails

A hand holds an illustration of the finished product look of thes treet mural, with people painting the street in the background.
Photo by Megan Bean

July 25, 2022

Leah Kemp, executive director of the Fred Carl Jr. Small Town Center, holds an illustration of a cowbell-themed mural associated with the University Drive Corridor Connections project Friday [July 22] as volunteers paint the design onto a portion of the street near its intersection with Camp Street. Dozens of volunteers spent the weekend painting murals on portions of University Drive and adding similar motifs to its crosswalks. A portion of the project was funded by a $25,000 Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative grant secured by the center on behalf of the City of Starkville. For more photos from the event, click here.