NASHVILLE, Tenn.- If music can bring people together, it's no wonder painting musical notes on the side of a building can too.
A building that's been around for 30 years or more in the Donelson community was a blank canvas just waiting. It turned into a masterpiece made by more than 300 volunteers, 10 gallons of paint, and two artists' vision to get a community involved.
Randy Purcell, a creative artist and Matt Fisher, a Metro Arts Commissioner led the project. They transferred the image to the wall using a grid system. Then they divided it into 200 blocks and let people own each square of the grid.
The masterminds were amazed at how quickly it all came together.
"This work represents what's great about our city," said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. "It represents the arts and the special place that music has in Nashville. It's my pleasure to formally dedicate in concert the Hermitage Community Mural."
At the dedication, artist Phil Ponder added the finishing touch, his bird "Happy."
That mural is located on the side of the Johnson Furniture building at 2620 Lebanon Pike.