Birmingham Mural in Ensley
The Ensley neighborhood in northern Birmingham is home to a new mural commissioned by the nonprofit Living Walls.
Titled “Seedling,” this work of literal art created by Birmingham native, Erin Mitchell, is meant to serve as a cultural touch-point that bridges the City of Birmingham, the historic Ensley neighborhood, the Birmingham Legion and AT&T.
“In designing this mural, I wanted to create something beautiful for the city that reflected her past, present and hopes for the future,” said Erin Mitchell, Birmingham native and the mural’s creator. “It was important for me to reflect what my community sees as significant representations of our City to preserve and remind us of hope as we evolve.”
The new mural was designed to depict excellence, progress and pride steeped in perseverance, talent and promise, channels the spirit and culture of Birmingham and the Ensley area, where a number of revitalization efforts are underway. It incorporates emblems and landmarks that convey learning, growth, strength and renewal. The mural also includes elements of the Birmingham Legion logo, such as the “sparks” which represent passion, pride and community.
AT&T Believe Birmingham Initiative
The Ensley mural is part of the AT&T Believe Birmingham initiative, which is focused on youth and community needs. As part of Believe, AT&T employees are working with community leaders and organizations to connect youth to educational opportunities that drive success and building skills for a stronger Birmingham.
“Birmingham is the Magic City, and we are proud to be a part of the cultural fabric in each of the 99 neighborhoods,” said Jay Heaps, Legion FC President and General Manager. “With the help of committed ownership, energetic players and staff and inspired partners, like AT&T, we are committed to finding opportunities to give back to this great city we call home.”
Where is the mural located?
The “Seedling” mural is located at the corner of 19th Street and Avenue F, a main intersection in the business district of Ensley. Be sure to go check it out and snap a pic!
The mural was supported and funded by AT&T.
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