“Greetings from Georgetown Texas” by Sarah Blankenship, 2020
Georgetown’s very first public art mural to go through the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board’s new Commercial Mural Process was approved by the City and installed on the west wall of Gus’s Drug on University Ave in the winter and spring of 2020.
Local artist Sarah Blankenship designed the mural and coordinated with community volunteers to help her paint the mural!
Ark Pharmacies sponsored the new public art mural on the side of its business, Gus’s Drug, in Georgetown. Gus’s Drug has been a part Georgetown’s community since 1955, and the business owners took the opportunity to continue to give back to the community by adding a mural on the side of the business at 702 E University Ave that highlights some of the great aspects about Georgetown. This mural reminds locals that Gus’s is a vibrant part of the business community, creates visual interest to a blank wall, and provides plenty of photo ops for locals and visitors.
“Greetings From Georgetown Texas” is the primary lettering on the left side. Within the letters in “Georgetown”, the following is highlighted:
G – Lake Georgetown
E – Public Library
O – Blue Hole Park
R – Downtown Buildings
G – Field of Honor
E – Shotgun House
T – Palace Theatre
O – Southwestern University
W – GISD’s Hammerlun Center
N – Williamson County Courthouse
The right side of the building is simpler, highlighting only poppies with the lettering “Red Poppy Capital”. This is imagined to be a great photo opportunity site for families for many occasions and celebrations.