Public Art: Lost Wall Recreated at Gainesville Midland Art District

Lost Wall Mural recreated at Gainesville’s Midland Art District (Gainesville-Hall County, Georgia)


Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Elizabeth Higgins

Executive Director, Vision 2030



Vision 2030 to Celebrate Newest Art Installation

The Lost Wall Mural recreated in the Gainesville Midland Arts District

Gainesville-Hall County, Georgia:  Vision 2030, a program ofthe Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will host a celebration (July 22) to officially unveil the community’s newest public art – The Lost Wall.

A project of community members and the Vision 2030 Public Art Committee, the Lost Wall is a recreation of a mural originally painted as a Gainesville Arts Council bicentennial project in 1974.  North Georgia College student and artist Karen Hawk created the mural using the colors red, yellow, black and white to represent the melting pot of American cultures.  As with the original mural, members representing Gainesville-Hall County’s diverse community came together to complete the wall in June 2020.  The new mural project included Karen Hawk and original painters from the Gents Club, as well as the Georgia Hispanic Alliance, local students and artists.

Though the south side landmark, the Odd Fellows building on which it was originally painted, no longer stands, the new mural brings a timeless message of unity and community to the Gainesville Midland Art District.

The public is invited to a socially distanced Lost Wall Celebration!


5:00 pm

Midland Arts District on the Midtown Greenway

(Parking available, 682 Grove Street, Gainesville, GA 30501)


INFO:  Elizabeth Higgins, Vision 2030,


About Vision 2030 and the Public Art Initiative

Sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, Vision 2030 is a community project with coordinated groups of volunteers leading long-term initiatives, defined by the citizens, to position Gainesville-Hall County as the most enviable community in Georgia by the year 2030. Acting as change agents, the group champions these initiatives and propels them forward through collaborative partnerships with government, education, business, and non-profits.  Great communities have great art. The Vision 2030 Public Art Committee was formed to create opportunities for artists in conjunction with the growth of the community.   The committee is committed to building on the region’s love of all forms of art, with public art displayed in accessible and visual areas across the community.

About the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1908, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce serves the entire Hall County area, including the cities of Gainesville, Flowery Branch, Oakwood, Clermont, Gillsville, Lula, Braselton and Buford.  Helping business succeed and fostering a thriving and vigorous business environment and an unparalleled quality of life are the primary goals of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

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