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Community Collaborative Mural


Sherman's first Community Collaborative Mural was completed in Fall 2021 - and celebrated with a ribbon cutting in December. The mural was created by Artist David Freeman of Mount Pleasant, Texas. The process started with design ideas from Freeman and the Sherman Cultural District Advisory Board, followed by prep and priming of the wall, and a night of transferring the design. Then, the community joined in - painting numbered squares during the 40th anniversary Sherman Arts Fest in September 2021. The result? A unique 3-part mural to "Celebrate the Arts" in Sherman! You can see it near Sherman City Hall, viewed from Crockett or Mulberry Streets.  

Many thanks to the Texas Commission on the Arts for grant support to make this possible. We also thank our amazing community partners who supported the project: Sherman Fire Department, Henry's Painting, Los Hermanos Realty, Flowers Electric Co., Plyler Construction, and our Taco Tour sponsors whose support for the mural fundraiser was vital: Sherman Main Street, Bells Medical Clinic, Knight Furniture, Downtown Sherman NOW, First United Bank. 


Special thanks to Sherry Young, art teacher at Sherman High School, and her students for extra workshops days, and all the volunteers at Art Fest!  

GALLERY: Creating the Community Collaborative Mural
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