Posted December 11, 2020

Piedmont Arts Awarded Harvest Foundation PUP Grant to Restore Elephants on Parade Mural

In December of 2020, The Harvest Foundation awarded Piedmont Arts with a PUP grant for the restoration of the museum's mural, Elephants on Parade, in Uptown Martinsville.

Of the project, The Harvest Foundation said, "Preserving our local art is important to community vitality, cultural identity and tourism attraction. We are excited to see this masterpiece remastered!"

Located on NCI's King Building at 30 Franklin Street, the mural was originally completed in 2009 by artist Jessie Ward. Inspired by an historic photograph from the collection of retired doctor and local property owner, Dr. Mervyn King, the mural depicts a parade of elephants, clowns and performers advertising the arrival of a circus in Martinsville.

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