Can building on our heritage and contemporary cultural assets play a role in reinventing our regional economy? On Dec. 3, 2016, the first community created mural was dedicated in Jenkins, KY, on the old railroad trestle. Appalshop, the City of Jenkins, artists and community members are working together to produce permanent and temporary art works for a project celebrating “A City Built on Coal.” The mural is based on community conversations and flows from a reflection on the city’s vibrant past to hopes for its future. Located right off Country Music Hwy 23, the mural and other art projects will encourage current residents and new visitors to explore the lived experiences and rich heritage that Jenkins embodies.
December 6, 2016