Two months ago the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce had an idea to create a wing mural. These murals were originally made popular by artist Kelsey Montague. The idea behind this specific design is that the piece that is interactive. People take their picture with the wings and then use the hashtag and post them on social media.
Some people travel to these murals just to take their picture with them. That is exactly what we wanted to accomplish with Moberly’s mural.
The first task was finding an artist. Kili Alexander, a Randolph County native was someone who we found that was interested in tackling this tremendously large project.
The second task was finding a location to install a mural. Doug and Julie Sharp were gracious enough to let us use the side of their building (Encore 2) to create this masterpiece. We found this location to be perfect because it is right across from Shady Tuesday’s and on the same street at the 4th Street Theatre which meant it would be easily found.
First, Kili created the design on her computer and then free handed it onto the wall. This process was not an easy one and took over two months from the time we reached out to her to when the design was finished on the side of Encore 2. We could not have imaged a better result of the finished product!
Kili Alexander (pictured in the pink dress and black cardigan), the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce staff (blue t-shirts) and several people from the community pose with the wings.
Use the Snapchat filter, shown above, when you post a picture on social media of the wings and the hashtag #ShowMeMoberly.
Don’t forget to tag the Moberly Area Chamber of Commerce and Kili Alexander!
Special thanks to Kili’s Creative Space for creating an amazing mural, to Encore 1 & 2 Owners Doug and Julie for letting us use their building and to the City of Moberly and the Historic Guideline Commission for approving this project.
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