Students paint new trailside mural under Lafayette Street bridge

A new mural as seen alongside the Razorback Greenway under the historic Lafayette Street bridge on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (Flyer photo/Todd Gill)

Fayetteville trail users this week received yet another piece of public art to enjoy.

A group of University of Arkansas graphic design students on Wednesday completed a new mural alongside the Razorback Greenway under the historic Lafayette Street bridge.

The work is called “I Exist in the Future,” and includes typography set against a colorful backdrop on the east side of the bridge foundation where the Frisco Trail portion of the greenway descends towards Dickson Street.

The student work was facilitated by local artist Olivia Trimble, according to a city social media post.

As a sign painter and muralist, Trimble’s work has been seen in several high-traffic areas across the region, such as the “Fayetteville is my Favorite Ville” mural on the back of the visitors bureau building on the downtown square, the “Love Your Neighbor” mural at South Yard, and the “Love Unites Us” mural that was painted in 2020 to cover hateful graffiti on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Trimble said the bridge mural was one of two works completed as part of the student project, which also included a second mural behind Trimble’s Sleet City Art and Supplies store at 914 N. College Ave. near the intersection of North Street.

The new mural is the latest in a series of public art works unveiled along the trail system. Three artists last week installed several works at the Lower Ramble nature area in the Fay Jones woods southwest of the Fayetteville Public Library.

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