Downtown Little Rock Partnership has taken the next step to adding a mural near Baker’s Alley, behind the Arkansas Repertory Theatre on Main Street. A review committee selected Little Rock artist Guy Bell to craft a lasting image on the first floor of the parking deck at Scott and 6th Streets.
“We are excited to add another piece of public art to our city,” said Gabe Holmstrom, Downtown Little Rock Partnership Executive Director. “With multiple public art projects in the works, we are improving our downtown one space at a time."
Artist Guy Bell said, "I am honored for the opportunity to add to the visual landscape that is helping to redefine life in downtown little rock. My proposal is a composition of American Bison ascending and descending ramp structures. It is intended to examine the concepts of movement, history, and place. We are fortunate that the leadership in downtown recognizes and supports our local artist community. I am excited to see what my contribution to downtown’s changing visual experience might inspire. Please follow me on Instagram @guybellart to see the progress!"
The mural is approximately 900 square feet, and the area runs along a ramp that goes up to the second floor of the deck. Bell will begin this month, and the project should be completed by early November. A proposed rendering can be found below.
Downtown Little Rock Partnership is still accepting proposals for a mural on the northwest corner of the Simmons Tower parking garage. Those interested may visit this link: https://www.downtownlr.com/pages/public-art/murals/open-projects/call-for-artists-simmons-bank-parking-garage/. For more information on downtown public art initiatives, please visit https://downtownlr.com/pages/public-art/ or call 501-375-0121.