Thanks to more than 15 local artists, Davie Street downtown has become the first to feature a mural under the city's of Greensboro's new Street Mural Program.
Artist Phillip Marsh led the group that painted the words "One Love" in yellow paint on Davie Street, between Friendly Avenue and the crosswalk between Center City and LeBauer parks. It adds to street art on plywood that cover downtown businesses, painted by artists after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and resulting protests against police brutality and racism.
"Having a concept of one love which is universal and made popular by a liberation advocate, Robert 'Bob' Nesta Marley, is important to me as he is a universal hero for so many," Marsh said.
It's the first mural approved under the city's Street Mural Program, which guides and encourages artists who want to paint art directly on public roadways. More street-mural requests are pending.