Forsyth mural aims to inspire, impress

The new Forsyth mural is officially underway / Carlos Stephens (WGXA)

FORSYTH, Ga. -- The mural that the city of Forsyth commissioned is officially underway.

The art is designed to show off the city's history of railroading and to welcome anyone who visits.

Mayor Eric Wilson said he hopes it will not only inspire pride in locals, but also impress tourists.

"So we think art and public art is very important to letting people know that we are a vibrant community, and we want people to feel welcome when they come into our community, and I think that's something people will remember when they drive in and see a freshly-painted mural that depicts something about our history," Wilson said.

A grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts is paying for the mural.

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