Someone once wrote that, “The job of an artist is to offer a sanctuary of beauty to an ugly world.” I’m not sure that I would call all of the world ugly, but it is always refreshing to see how artists can create extraordinary from ordinary.
Numerous examples of this are found in Eureka Springs, among them a unique undertaking known as the Up Project, a collaboration of volunteers and artists who succeeded in transforming an unsightly set of stairs into a beautiful, functional mural. Known as the Cash and Boardman Mural, it namesake and rendering is a product of the submissions of Kyla Boardman and Kennedy Cash, two students from the Eureka Springs High School Art Club. Muralist Doug Myerscough designed painting by combining Boardman’s and Cash’s submissions.
This video shows the amazing 2015 transformation.
The staircase is located at 2-34 North Main Street and leads to Center Street in Eureka Springs.