Ribbon-Cutting held for New Mural
April 20, 2022 (Batesville, AR) — The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the unveiling of a newly-finished mural on the side of Siloe Boutique in Batesville on Tuesday.
The mural, designed and painted by Lyon College senior art major Daisy Hall, is located on the north side of the building. The mural features large colorful flowers and the word Batesville in bold typography and is a bright and colorful photo-worthy destination for the historic downtown district.
"I worked closely with Siloe to finalize the design," said Hall. "There was a desire for it to say 'Batesville' to celebrate the community and draw people in for a photo opportunity. We wanted the design to be something that everyone could enjoy."
Hall's art meets the IMPACT Independence County Placemaking goal to improve the county's appearance and continue the development of historic downtown Batesville.
"My students are fortunate to have a great community in which they can practice their talents. Daisy repurposed this public space into an interactive, inspiring, and photogenic destination at the heart of the community," said Lyon College Art Professor Dustyn Bork. "And now we all get to enjoy it."
Bork continued praising Hall's work, saying, "Daisy is quickly leaving her mark in the Batesville community. She goes above and beyond and does tremendous work. Daisy is hardworking and creative."
After graduating in May, Hall plans to start a professional mural design and production business.
"The mural is not only a beautiful aesthetic addition to the Main Street area, but it also is a strong visual reminder of the natural beauty in our community," said Bork.
"I hope people will feel pride for our community and appreciate all of the art here," concluded Hall.
Prints and stickers are available at the Batesville Area Arts Council at 226 East Main Street in Batesville to commemorate the mural's unveiling.
Ambassadors in attendance included: Amanda Bledsoe (Network of Community Options), Jesse Cargill (UAMS), Amanda Dickey (Block Insurance), Ashley Engles (Citizens Bank), Amy Finster (White River Health System), Tammy Foster (First Community Bank), Bridget Goforth (Bank of Cave City), Brittney Harris (Independence County Off Road), Dana Milikin (White River Now), Sarah Perkins (The Property Shoppe), Ashley Rogers (Goosehead Insurance), Justin Russell (Bank of Cave City), and BJ Slaughter (Wood Family Dealerships).
About The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce:
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice of business in Independence County, providing advocacy, promotion and resources for chamber members. The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce sets the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, business growth and achieving a high quality of life in the Batesville area.