project leader
Margaret H
391 Decatur Street
(Memphis Medical District)
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the project

NPI seeks to partner with a local artist to design a mural and paint the overpass pillars near the Decatur Street Tree Farm. The mural will welcome residents to the tree farm, a certified state arboretum, and transform the adjacent interstate wall into an inviting public art piece. The overpass pillars will be repainted to liven up the pedestrian walkway that bridges the interstate next to the arboretum. 

the steps

NPI will:

1. Commission a local artist to work with Carnes residents and arboretum volunteers on the design of the mural.

2. Purchase supplies and host volunteer events for the painting of the mural and interstate pillars.

3. Affix mural to a cedar rail fence if we cannot paint the interstate wall directly.

why we're doing it

NPI is dedicated to reimagining vacant lots throughout Memphis neighborhoods as places of public art, urban agriculture, rest and relaxation, among other valued public places. We work alongside residents to think of possibilities and enact visions for underutilized lots near them. We think this mural will welcome Memphians to the site of the arboretum, creating an inviting and inclusive space for the neighborhood to enjoy.


Local artist to paint the mural: $350

Mural paint brushes and supplies: $150

Cedar fench to attach mural to: $200

Bolts to attach mural to fence: $10

Concrete bags for setting: $30

Interstate pillar paint brushes and supplies: $150

ioby Platform Fee  waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)$28



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