Art. It’s in our blood, in our hearts, in our museums, in frames in our homes, and, in Jackson, it’s found in unexpected places. Local artists are defying tradition and creating their own rules when it comes to sharing their work. Electrical boxes become canvases, from yards become studios, homes become murals, and the line of what constitutes art on display is continuously and gloriously blurred, making Jackson’s creativity truly accessible for everyone. From the conversation-sparking giant Obama head greeting passersby in Fondren to a Northeast Jackson year teeming with steel-and-marble sculptural wonders, our city’s vibrant and artistic progression is on full display in a myriad of innovative ways.


A panoramic mural on the side of Martin’s Bar and Grill in downtown Jackson.

 

“The Painted House” on Fortification Street in Jackson’s Belhaven neighborhood has become a city landmark.

 

All across downtown Jackson, electrical boxes become canvases, featuring works of art.

 

A mural in the Midtown district of Jackson, home to studios of some of Jackson’s hottest young artists.

 

Painting the mural on the side of Martin’s Bar and Grill in downtown Jackson.

Photo credits: Tate Nations/MWB