Downtown Macon mural hopes to provide positive message

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – It’s something you can see hanging all the way from I-16.

"Welcome to Macon, where the south rocks!" greets anyone heading down MLK Boulevard in downtown Macon.

It’s a six story mural that hangs on the side of the Sierra Development group building on the 400 block of Cherry street.

It features a guitar running down the center, with a snapshot of a band playing on stage.

The Mercer Bears also show off their logo near the bottom as well.

Designer Steve Mosley says his favorite part of the design is the ode to southern rock.

"We wanted the visitors who would see it, the visitors to make it who would see it to have something positive, something memorable, but also for the Macon community to have hopefully something they’d be proud of," said Mosley.

Mosley says the mural came at a great time as well.

He says Mercer’s recent success in the NCAA tournament as well as the Cherry Blossom Festival make the mural’s message even better.

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Sean Franklin joined the 41NBC news team in November of 2013. He’s originally from Marietta, Georgia. He graduated from Marietta High School in 2009 and loves returning home any chance he gets. Sean moved up to Knoxville, Tennessee after high school, where he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2013 with a B.S. in Journalism and Electronic Media. While in college, he interned at WVLT-TV Local 8 News in Knoxville. He eventually moved to Assignment Desk Editor on the weekends. Sean loves hanging with friends and family, playing guitar and taking photos. Sean’s looking forward to telling stories about Middle Georgia. If you have any story ideas, feel free to get in touch!