Murals and Art Around Town
The newest mural in the City of Goodlettsville, completed in October 2023, is located on the west exterior wall of the Delmas Long Community Center located at 200 Memorial Drive. This mural is a great backdrop for Shelter 8 and the Splashpad, and will be a a great backdrop for Rachel's Garden (coming soon). Goodlettsville is filled with "GOOD" things, and this mural reminds visitors and locals alike that it is GOOD in GOODLETTSVILLE! Have your photo made and share the GOOD. Muralist: Kristy Oakley Wiginton of Where the Art Is
The mural in the photo above, completed in April 2023, is the 20' x 20' Blame It All On My Roots mural on the west exterior wall of the Visitors Center located at 705 Caldwell Drive. This photo worthy mural depicts history and landscape of Goodlettsville which includes historic sites, Little League World Series, Goodlettsville residents who are members of the Grand Ole Opry and/or Country Music Hall of Fame, the beautiful landscape, and Music City in the distance. Muralist: Kristy Oakley Wiginton of Where the Art Is
The GOOD LETTS VILLE mural located on the East Avenue side of Rust and Ruffles Boutique with the storefront at 136 South Main Street depicts many historic landmarks and events within each letter of the city's name. Muralist: Kristy Oakley Wiginton of Where the Art Is
Utility Box Art
The City of Goodlettsville began the Utility Box Art Program in January 2023 with a call for local artists to transform eleven (11) utility boxes into visually appealing, placemaking landmarks throughout the community. Designs for the first round were to relate to the culture, history, and/or the landscape of Goodlettsville.
Artists of any age were encouraged to apply over a period of a few weeks as long as they were a resident of Goodlettsville, employed in Goodlettsville, or currently attended school in Goodlettsville. A group of Goodlettsville staff with the help of local students reviewed all the designs and selected eleven (11) designs and three (3) alternative designs. The designs were then sent for review and a mock up for a visually appealing layout on the boxes before being printed on vinyl. The installation process brought the visuals to life.
The first utility box was wrapped on May 23 and within three (3) days, we had eleven (11) wrapped utility boxes.
Utility Box Locations:
105 S. Main Street - Artwork by David Gillihan - Historic Bank of Goodlettsville
150 Long Hollow Pike - Artwork by Jeanne Golden - Monarch Butterfly
Long Hollow Pike under Interstate 65 next to the on ramp to I-65 South - Artwork by Mary Jean Murphy - Moss-Wright Park Trail
985 Conference Drive - Artwork by Jeff Clark - Clark Emerald Trail
908 Conference Drive - Artwork by Glenda Joy Clark - Fall at Happy Hollow
846 Conference Drive - Artwork by Kaedrin Pelkey - Bird in a Tree by a Goodlettsville Middle Art Student
808 Conference Drive - Artwork by Debby Locke - Hound and Tri-Star
100 Mission Ridge - Artwork by Janey Deweese - Bicycle with Flower Basket
307 Long Hollow Pike - Artwork by Susan Mayo - Union Hill Baptist
405 Long Hollow Pike - Artwork by Carolyn Hester - Hummingbird
Long Hollow Pike at Loretta Drive Intersection - Artwork by Reatha Davis - Kids in Creek at Moss-Wright Park
The City of Goodlettsville embarked on this place-making endeavor not only to create visually appealing landmarks but to also celebrate and involve local artists in contributing to the beautification of the city. For additional information regarding this project, contact the City Recorder, Allison Baker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-851-2200.