If you’ve been to Bentonville, you’ve probably seen Jason Jones’ mural of a big blue octopus with bicyclists riding one of tentacle and tentacle another waving Sam Walton’s truck around. Or, in Fayetteville, Jones’ “Fresh Air” on Center Street. The murals that have transformed the historic downtowns in Northwest Arkansas have made us Little Rock lovers of outsized-urban-mural lovers green with envy.
Now, Little Rock’s downtown is getting one of Jones’ realistically wrought
The work comes to downtown thanks to the
The robot bug is hanging a landscape depicting himself on a beach. In a news release, Jones is quoted as saying the mural “connects the idea of a formal art gallery with whimsical street art. When people view the work, my hope is that they will smile, enjoy the humor, and, of course, appreciate public and street art.”
Other outsized wall murals downtown include Matt McLeod’s koi at Sixth and Main, the SOMA mural in the 1200 block of Main and the dancing cornbread and vegetables by The Root Cafe at 1500 Main.
Carol Worley chairs the Public Spaces committee that is overseeing the project. To help with the project, email her at email@example.com.