Many have noticed beautiful public art and wondered when we could have the same in downtown Sevierville. Today is the day! The first mural in downtown Sevierville has been created by local artist, Pinkie Mistry.
Pinkie was chosen by the Sevierville Commons Association to create the first mural downtown at 111 E. Main Street on the back of a building owned by Sevier County Bank. I watched the process over several days and am happy to share pictures depicting the evolution of our new mural downtown. It is amazing!
I pulled out a lawn chair and joined Sofia to watch the beginning of the process as the sun set over the courthouse.
I dropped by on my way to work and found the wings taking shape with beautiful color. Pinkie sat high above the ground to reach the top of the butterfly.
Many of us are nervous on ladders and dealing with heights so this moment was interesting. It shows how the artist captured the finer touches of the work. I saw her balancing the paint bucket on the ladder in front of her and admired both her composure and balance.
The Finished Product!
The next morning, I stopped by on the way to work and found the finished mural ready to enjoy! This is how it will look as you drive into the parking lot from Bruce Street.
Apparently a lot of other people were ready for the Sevierville Farmers Market last Friday because there was a nice crowd. I met my friend Heidi in the parking lot, put on my mask, and grabbed a bag to hold my acquisitions. Here are some collages and photos of the best of the market last Friday.
This vendor has a farm in Seymour and raises sheep so there are many products from wool and lanolin.
She made these animal magnets from wool from her sheep. The animal magnets were absolutely amazing!
A farmers market for both man and beast!
This couple said that they ordered their face shields on Amazon. I went home and ordered a couple for myself to use in August.
Henderson’s Market has it all!
I bought the collard greens pictured above from this vendor from Kodak. The collards were tender so I steamed them and used a Kosher salt. Very good!
When you finish with the farmers market, take a stroll on the new section of the greenway. I like this new bridge that extends the trail and helps pedestrians walking along DPP.
I saw a good crowd at the market and know that it will have a good season. See you there!