OWENSBORO, Ky. – Chamber Young Professionals will cut the ribbon on their downtown Owensboro mural this Thursday, September 6. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the mural’s location on the east side of Visit Owensboro’s building, 215 East Second Street.
The downtown mural is a project of the Community Development Committee of CYP that is focused on place-making initiatives within the community.
“Having an Instagram worthy mural in downtown Owensboro is not just about adding artistic value, it’s much more than that,” said Chamber Talent Programs Manager Jessica Kirk.
The project came to fruition with a handful of partnerships CYP created with
other organizations. Visit Owensboro initially approved the space on their building for CYP to use. Additionally, Daviess County Fiscal Court agreed on funding for the materials needed for the mural.
Judge/Executive Al Mattingly said, “Daviess County Fiscal Court was happy to participate in the project and support the Chamber Young Professionals.”
Chamber President and CEO Candance Castlen Brake added, “we know we have to grow in numbers to ￼keep a competitive workforce and to grow our base for talent, innovation and entrepreneurship. A key ￼piece of that, particularly for young people, is allowing them to participate and lead. We have what it ￼takes to do this. And we just proved it again.”
Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to check out and enjoy the new public art mural downtown. When posting photos of the mural to social media, CYP requests that individuals plug the hashtag #VisitOwensboro. The mural focuses on highlighting one of the three “Bs” Owensboro is known for. Which one?
Mural artist and CYP Membership Chair Austin Casebolt said, “well, you’ll just have to stop by and see.”