Local City Art in Vicksburg, MS

By Karen Schwartzman on April 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm EST


It's hard to miss Vicksburg's claim to art fame. The 32-panel Vicksburg Riverfront Mural displays both the city's history as well as its emphasis on the arts. It first went up in 2002, and over seven years the mural was been added to and enhanced, leading to its completion in 2009. The mastermind behind the massive project, artist Robert Dafford, designed and created each mural from a specific event in Vicksburg's history -- events such as The Famous Teddy Bear Hunt and Crossing the Mississippi. The artistic side of the city is also displayed at the Vicksburg National Military Park, which features over 13,00 monuments created by leading artists of the 1900's. Check out more art in Vicksburg, MS.

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