Looks like some lowlife and bitter SOB took some paint cans to one of the renowned ‘I Believe In Nashville’ murals in 12 South… the sign you see locals and tourists pose by and post on Instagram. I’ve even posed for a pic in front of it! No shame!
The artist, Adrien Saporiti, painted the mural five years ago, meaning to give hope to the city after the 2010 floods. According to Fox 17, the artist recently made a statement about the incident:
To everyone who has written in, commented, posted to social media, or reached out with your support, thank you. It sincerely means a great deal.
Thus far, there’s not much I know beyond what everyone else knows, so I won’t speculate. Whether an accident or intentional, spontaneous or intended, it happened. All that can be done from here is to fix it. That’s what we do when we have a setback, we move forward.
The mural will be repainted, and I hope it can continue to serve as a symbol for unity, positivity, and peace for anyone who loves this city. As appreciated as the support is I would like to take this moment to remind people to think about the intent behind the piece, and to practice those things today and going forward: unity, positivity, and peace. In fact, as grateful as I am for people supporting me and DCXV, instead of visiting our shop, if you want to show your support for I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE, go do some good today. Go volunteer, offer to help someone, or just call up a friend you haven’t talked to in awhile.
In the grand scheme of things, it’s art. It can and will be fixed. If any good can come from this, let’s choose to do so.
PS – The 5 year anniversary event set for 3/25 will go forward as planned, and we’ll keep you posted regarding details.
Think this has anything to do with POTUS visiting the city today?
See the rest of the story from Fox 17 here.