Sherman firm hopes to launch wave of murals around the city
SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) – It's only natural to lay your eyes on a piece of art and stop to admire it. Presco Products in Sherman is transforming a bland wall into something folks might want to check out.
"Just having it out and about really brings you together as a community and gives you fun places to take photos, brings people together," said Sherman Tourism and Main Street manager Sarah McRae.
The art piece featuring a geometric pattern at the corner of Mulberry and Montgomery streets is already a huge hit.
"Someone told me yesterday they drive by it every day on their way to work every morning. They take a side road and come by just to see this," Presco’s Lucas Ridley said.
The hope is that more companies in the city piggyback on the idea.
"Murals are contagious,” McRae said. “Sometimes you see one and you're like, 'Now I want to put one on this other building!' We love that.”
The mural's artist, Heather Shields, took on a new challenge, incorporating the multicolored plastics the company sells and turning it into something different.
"Everything can be a lot of organic or photos, so it's been really fun to work with. All the bright colors," she said.
Shields thanked residents for the support she received along the way. As she worked, people would drive by, cheering her on. Some even gave her water as she worked in the brutal late summer heat.
"I really wanted to be part of the movement to help beautify Sherman, to get more creative art on the walls," Shields said.
Keep an eye out around town; more murals are on the way. If you visit one of these murals, use the #ShermanArts hashtag when you post on social media.
Map shows location of Presco Products mural. (Google Maps)