Think Idea Studio held the first meeting for the Think ART Project, Sunday, Sept. 10. The Think ART project’s main goal is to beautify the city by adding murals, light features, water features, mosaics and other forms of art created by local artists and artisans.
The first meeting had a turnout of around 30 people including County Judge Michal Lincoln and Executive Director of the Searcy Art Gallery and Historic Buildings, Terri Brannon.
Matt Faulkner, the owner of Think Idea Studio, began the meeting describing how the work would be executed in an organized way. He then explained how there would be six subcommittees: executive, funding, awareness, education, research/innovation and artist/artisan committees.
“When we see something mundane or ordinary think of what it could be, not what it (now).” Faulkner said.
Vandalism was a concern for some, and was addressed by Lincoln.
“The murals that we have now have not been tampered with,” Lincoln said. “I think that’s a fear a lot of artists and artisans have.”
Lincoln then went on to discuss his thoughts on the project.
“It would be really cool to have an art culture here in Searcy,” Lincoln said. “We have a lot of talented people, so I am excited to see this starting her in Searcy.”
If you are interested in joining a subcommittee or want to learn more about the Think ART Project, visit their Facebook page, “Think ART Project” or call 501-278-7216.