Art around Macon

The 567 Center for Renewal put up three white walls for graffiti artists to use throughout downtown Macon. The walls are located along Cherry Street, Second Street, and Cotton Avenue.

They are open to the public and were made to help prevent vandalism and graffiti on buildings downtown. “When we were tagged with unwanted graffiti a couple of years ago, along with most of Cotton Avenue, we decided the need for the graffiti walls was long overdue” Melissa Macker, Executive Director of the 567 Center for Renewal, said.

Next time you are in downtown Macon, take a walk through an alley near Piedmont Brewery, the 567 Center, and Tokyo Alley, and look for some of this amazing art.

around downtown" Macker said.” align=”aligncenter” id=”attachment_6087″ width=”475″]Graffiti wall near the 567 Center. "Thanks to generous donors who were also passionate about beautifying the alleyways and promoting art, we were able to install [the graffiti walls] around downtown" Macker said.
Graffiti wall near the 567 Center. "Users range from people casually writing messages on the walls to street artists who paint large murals on the walls" Macker said.

Graffiti wall near the 567 Center. "We had the idea for a while to build graffiti walls as a place for artists to practice murals and street art, as well as to curb vandalism and promote creative expressions" Macker said.

Graffiti wall near Piedmont Brewery. "Many street artists are happy to have a place to legally create their art, and will choose the graffiti walls over painting illegally on buildings" Macker said.

Graffiti wall near Piedmont Brewery. "Many street artists are happy to have a place to legally create their art, and will choose the graffiti walls over painting illegally on buildings" Macker said.

Graffiti wall near Piedmont Brewery. "Users range from people casually writing messages on the walls to street artists who paint large murals on the walls" Macker said.

Graffiti wall near Piedmont Brewery. "Users range from people casually writing messages on the walls to street artists who paint large murals on the walls" Macker said.

Graffiti wall near Piedmont Brewery. "We even had a group of school children come out on a field trip and make their mark on the wall!" Macker said.

Graffiti wall near Piedmont Brewery. "We even had a group of school children come out on a field trip and make their mark on the wall!" Macker said.