Maclay Makes a Mark on Midtown

During Placemaking Week, Maclay High School students created a colorful new interactive mural at the Manor at Midtown. KCCI was excited to continue involving students in the week of placemaking activities aimed at enlivening and brightening our community spaces.  

Participatory painting activities were a highlight during Placemaking Week. Activities included painting two stairwells at Rise Up in Color in the Betton area, mailboxes at Midtown Paint-athon and the mural in Manor at Midtown. With the help of community partners and sponsors, KCCI provided community members with tangible tools–the rest was left up to their collaborative creativity and enthusiasm. 

Art in unexpected places is a positive contributor to developing a community’s sense of place. The Maclay students’ mural design includes stylistic pops of yellow, orange and light blue with familiar Tallahassee symbols and creative designs. 

Placemaking relies on community members having access to creative expression in public spaces. The student-created mural shows community members of different ages enjoy participating in sense of place projects to activate familiar places. 

Thank you to Sherwin Williams for providing the paint for the mural and Maclay High School students for bringing the mural to life. under the leadership of their art teacher, Kyle Maurey.  

The mural was featured in broadcast coverage from WTXL found here