Metro Arts Project Turns Blank Walls Into Art

Posted at 5:24 PM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-22 19:14:41-04

Tunnel walls in Two Rivers Park along the Greenway have been getting a facelift thanks to talented local artists and Metro Nashville Arts Commission's THRIVE program. 

"Just out here trying to promote the visual arts," Troy Duff, an East Nashville artist, said on Sunday as the sun beat down. "Add a little scenery for the people who are walking the Greenway." 

PHOTOS: Metro Arts Project Turns Blank Walls Into Art

Duff was commissioned by Metro Arts to spray paint a mural along one end of a tunnel along the Greenway as part of the "Bridging Two Rivers Project," aimed at taking blank walls and converting them into pieces of art. 

The THRIVE program has allowed Metro Arts to award grants to local artists for art projects in the community, and Duff, along with J. Dante' Bard, was chosen for this specific project. 

"Our art scene has grown tremendously in the last few years, and we have a lot of talent here," Duff said.

Once the two pieces have been completed on each end of the tunnel along the Greenway, the hope has been that more wall space will be granted for more public art projects by local artists, encouraging the arts in Nashville and improving the scenery along the Greenway.

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