Artists were commissioned to create the “Un-Murals.” They’re called un-murals, because a mural is defined as a painting or art executed directly on a wall. The painted un-mural tapestries are not. They’re painted on over sized canvas tarpaulins then attached to walls. The largest ones are 10 by 12 feet.
The project’s aims are to promote quality works of Street Art in Lakeland and enhance the value of three urban areas, Downtown, Midtown and Dixieland.
There was no specific theme that artists had to conform to when creating their concepts. The artwork had to fit harmoniously into the urban environment of Lakeland and was to be politically and ideologically neutral. The Un-murals are designed to entertain, cause interaction and provoke thought.
Tapestries Lakeland, an Un-Mural Art Exhibition:
Locate the 60+ outdoor tapestries:
Meet the Artists and View Gallery: