Uptowne Olds is a little more vibrant following the completion of the latest mural masterpiece on the side of the Olds Liquor & Beer building. Kevin Johnson is the local artist who created the mural in about 10 days in August. Johnson is a tattoo artist who was born and raised in Olds. He is currently in Denmark at a mural festival.
A koi pond mural is the latest public art piece in Uptowne Olds.
Artist Kevin Johnson who is born and raised in Olds finished the masterpiece in about 10 days last month. It is located on the north side of the Olds Liquor & Beer building.
He also painted the heron mural outside Olds Town Square in 3 days last fall.
Advocate for public art and Olds Town Square Owner Amy Leigh believes the heron mural sparked the growth of public art in the Uptowne.
She says the murals and public art in Olds have also brought visitors to the Uptowne over the summer.
Leigh adds the Uptowne Olds committee commissioned Kevin to paint the latest mural and she believes it brings vibrancy to the Uptowne area.
She thinks it is great to see the community come together and be excited about this project.