Mural – 13th and Walnut

The Story Behind the Mural

This is the first mural in Murphysboro from the Revitalize 62966 – Arts In The Community committee. Our mural was painted on the side of a historical building in the downtown area and pays homage to items of interest from both the past and present. You’ll find local interest images within the letters of the word “MURPHYSBORO” (which is the mural’s focus).  We have included The Big Muddy Monster, apples representing our orchards and the annual Apple Festival, our historic downtown, John A. Logan (in Puck-cartoon style), the Riverside Park Band Shell, outdoor activities everyone can enjoy, and one of our old train depots. All of these pictures showcase the unique and beautiful aspects in and around our hometown of Murphysboro.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Carbondale Community Arts Southern Arts Fund and the Illinois Arts Council Agency made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and generous donations from Murphysboro community members and businesses past and present.

Want to donate to help fund future murals and art projects? Click here to donate to the Revitalize 62966 project. Please add “Public Art” in the PayPal notes/memo area.




Christine DeShazo · Zach Nelson · Nancy Bennet


Address: Northwest corner of 13th and Walnut

GPS – Lat: 37°76’43 20″N     Lon: 89°33’65 59″W

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