COLQUITT, GEORGIA, USA
7th Global Mural Conference (2010)
The Millennium Mural Project was started in 1999 with a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. The first mural completed was « The Peace Wall, » a collaboration between muralist Chrissie Orr and students at Miller County Middle School. Today there are 16 murals around Colquitt, delighting travelers and locals alike. The 7th Global Biennial Murals Conference took place in Colquitt, Georgia, USA, October 2010. It was an occasion long awaited since the community’s designation was announced in Prestonpans in 2006, but in reality, it was very much worth the wait! The event offered a comprehensive analysis and different presentations of the way the arts have been deployed to revitalise Colquitt over the past two decades. The Conference delegates from across the globe were treated to special private performances of MayHaw and Swamp Gravy.