New rules for murals, which in the downtown area are currently limited to certain walls, could mean more works of art in downtown Johnson City.
Previously restricted to certain walls, Johnson City has officially accepted new standards that could allow more murals in the downtown area.
After introducing requirements more than two years ago on where the artwork can go in the downtown area, Johnson City has been asked to relax restrictions on murals in its downtown historic district.
The Historic Zoning Commission denied a request from White Castle Properties Inc. on Tuesday for permission to demolish the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house at 719 W. Maple St.
Plans to revisit guidelines for murals in downtown Johnson City moved forward in a 3-1 vote by the Historic Zoning Commission Tuesday evening.
Ian Brownlee recently started work on a mural at the King Creek Basin next to the Atlantic Ale House in downtown Johnson City after the City Commission voted to commission the project.
A vibrant public art mural featuring all things indigenous will be painted this spring at King Creek Basin adjacent to the Atlantic Ale House.
Johnson City and Kingsport are similar in many ways.
KINGSPORT — Murals are not new to Kingsport. In downtown alone, several colorful pieces of art can be found on the sides of buildings near Pal’s, across the street from the library and near the Academic Village.
A Johnson City board’s expected vote to ban murals in the downtown historic district could open the door for public art elsewhere in the city.