McLean mural work to begin in June; volunteers needed

By Andy Ashby

The McLean mural project should start this June and be completed before summer is gone.

The project’s artist, Carl E. Moore, will soon be done with his Memphis College of Art studies and plans on starting work on the project on June 9.

The project is located on South McLean Boulevard just south of Central Avenue.

Before Carl can start painting, however, the underpass walls have to be prepared.

The Cooper-Young Community Association is planning to clean the site on June 2 if all the equipment can be procured.

We’re looking for volunteers and a commercial-grade pressure washer to get the work done quickly.

The project has been funded through various fundraisers, including Moveable Feasts and pictures with Santa.

Generous donations from the Cooper-Young Community Association, the Cooper-Young Business Association, the Central Gardens Association, Eclectic Eye and InBalance Fitness have also made the project possible.

After the project is completed, the Cooper-Young Community Association will host a grand opening party on or near the site.

If interested in volunteering or donating a pressure washer, please contact project managers Andy Ashby (691-2396) or Brad Gilmer (

Also, keep an eye on for more details and updates.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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