Remembering The Past – Honoring The Present – Investing In The Future

Mural | Southern Illinois Tourism | Murphysboro

on the side of 1341 Walnut (corner of 14th and Walnut) ARTISTS  Christine DeShazo · Sue Gindlesparger LOCATION  GPS – Lat: 37°7641484″N     Lon: 89°3380938″W DATE 2023 SOCIAL MEDIA TAGS #revitalize62966 #applecity62966 #paintthetown62966   THE STORY BEHIND THE MURAL The mural’s theme pays homage to education and its importance in Murphysboro. Since 1843, an emphasis on learning […]

Historical Portraits

Portraits | Southern Illinois Tourism

Located at Smysor Plaza and the Daum Building in the Courthouse Square District downtown Address: south 1100 and 1200 blocks on Walnut Street HISTORICAL PORTRAITS – COURTHOUSE SQUARE DISTRICT The portraits at Smysor Plaza and at the Daum Building are paintings dedicated to residents who have been critical to the development and betterment of Murphysboro. […]

The Big Muddy Monster

Located behind 104 N. 14th in the alley in Murphysboro, IL     ARTISTS  Designed by Tony Phillippe  Painted by Christine DeShazo · Lea Heller · Sue Gindlesparger · Phil DeShazo Big Muddy Monster cutout, painting, and support by Tony Phillippe · Bob Chambers · Chi Robinson · Mike Goodridge · Liz Lemond · Cassie […]