Fayette water plant mural is nearly finished


    The first large-scale art project under Fayette County’s new art initiative is close to completion, according to county officials.

    Earlier this year the Fayette County Public Art Committee and the Board of Commissioners selected Alpharetta artist Pash Lima to create a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard. Lima began work on the project last month.

    The mural is to be about 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall, which is “the largest single piece of art ever created in Fayette County history,” according to a county spokesperson.

    Fayette leaders want the mural to be “part of the public demonstration of Fayette’s collective appreciation for art culture,” with a goal of establishing the county as an arts destination with a flourishing art community. The overall goal is to help establish Fayette County as an arts destination with a flourishing art community while encouraging “inventive and creative expression.”

    Lima’s design, which reflects a water theme related to the water treatment facility and nearby Lake McIntosh, was chosen over several other applicants “because of his unique engagement of the water them, his creative artistry and his use of vivid colors.”

    The mural should be finished before Christmas and it can already be seen from TDK Boulevard. County officials expect to announce the status of future art projects in early 2015.

    “I am very proud of the Board of Commissioners’ vision to bring more local creative artistry to our public spaces and the mural is certainly a great start,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Steve Brown.

    More information about the Fayette County Public Art Committee can be found at www.fayettecountyga.gov.