The Grove Street Neighborhood Murals Project has been awarded the 2018 City Beautification Award for an Outstanding Public Space and Community Project.
The annual City Beautification Awards recognize excellence in a variety of design categories. The awards highlight projects of outstanding aesthetic and artistic appeal. Projects are evaluated for originality, innovation, and creativity, as well as for their sustainability, maintenance, and use of serviceable materials.
The Grove Street Neighborhood Murals Project is a community initiative that aims to beautify and revitalize the historic inner city of Gainesville. Founded by award winners and community activists Iryna Kanishcheva (Curator) and Maria Huff Edwards (Coordinator), the project features murals painted at Powell’s Plaza, a downtown site near the Gainesville Shopping Center.