project leader
Betsy R
South Cooper Street and Higbee
(Midtown, Idlewild Historic District)
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Thank you to our donors!

the project

Along with Memphis College of Art artists, volunteers will paint a mural on the underpass on Cooper Street at Peabody Park to enhance the aesthetics and esteem of the community.

the steps

By June 1: Pressure washing and clean up.

Sealing and wall preparation.

Artists will set design on walls.

Artists and volunteers paint.

Community happiness by August 1, 2014.

why we're doing it

So many people drive under this forgotten trestle on a daily basis.  It is dark and dingy, yet it is in the center of a great neighborhood.  By painting a colorful mural the aesthetics and esteem of the neighborhood and its members will be increased.


Eclectic Eye so appreciates you spearheading this worthy project. We are happy to help!


$500 Pressure washing

$1000 paint and supplies

SUBTOTAL = $1,500
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $75
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $45


Thank you to our donors!

Meet the Artists Night!

Langford Market (next door to Urban Outfitters) has graciously offered to celebrate the start of the mural painting by hosting a 'Meet the Artists'
night! It will be held Wednesday, May 28th from 5-8pm. They would like to celebrate the kickoff of the mural by bringing together all of the donors and the volunteers. Please invite anyone to the party that you think would be interested in volunteering during the wall preparation and painting process. I have asked the artists to have design boards of bits and pieces of the mural to be on exhibit that night, so come get a sneak peak!


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • June Hurt
  • Shannon
  • Susan Wilson and Chuck Elliott
  • Matt k
  • Emily B.
  • Jeffrey Hanover
  • Janis Foster Richardson
  • Naomi Van Tol & Larry J. Smith
  • Gene and Carol Katz
  • Harvey Kay
  • Lauren K.
  • The Menges Family
  • Toni Wackerfuss
  • Alison
  • Peter C.
  • Madeleine L.
  • Andrea T.
  • Anonymous
  • The Maurer Family
  • Joe M.
  • Anonymous
  • Chadam
  • Eclectic Eye
  • Elizabeth L.
  • Steve Mills
  • Grant S.
  • Anonymous
  • Janet Lo & Lucas Elijovich
  • Chris & Lurene Kelley
  • Kim, Art & Ayler