BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - The city of Blytheville has finished a mural that they have been working on for almost a year.
According to Cody Slay, Blytheville parks and activities director, the 70-foot mural provides a sense of community, as it highlights Blytheville’s landmarks such as the Greyhound Bus Station, Lights of the Delta, and Arkansas Northeastern College.
She says it will also bring more tourism and business to the downtown district.
“You want people who drive on the interstate to get off the interstate, come downtown, snap a picture with our mural, post it online, encourage their friends and family to come to Blytheville,” said Slay. “Hopefully, while they’re down here, they can see the amazing things we have to offer like our small businesses, our historic Ritz Theatre, our museum, and our bus station.”
Slay added that the art, created by Armorel High School student Grayson Seibert, was printed on metal by Hinson Display Signs.
The city of Blytheville did not have to pay for the mural because it was fully funded by Nucor Steel.
The mural is expected to last up to 50 years.