Kenny Kudulis created this mural in about six days. (Photo: Staff)

 

An artist’s new mural on Sixth Street is the perfect photo opportunity for locals and tourists visiting the Scenic City.

Kenny Kudulis unveiled his “Chattanooga” mural during an open studio night at Chattanooga WorkSpace last Friday. Instead of using visual representations of the city—such as his recent mural at 2 Sons Kitchen & Market—Kudulis used graphic text to highlight iconic Chattanooga locations.

The idea for this version came from his travels. Kudulis and his wife, Jenifer, spend most of their year traveling to art festivals in major cities.

“In most of those cities, there is usually an awesome and colorful mural that represents that specific city,” he said. “It’s a great spot for locals and tourists alike to take their pics and have a visual representation of the place they are currently inhabiting … something to look cool in front of and share with friends. I wanted that for Chattanooga.”

Locals and tourists will recognize Rock City, the Chattanooga Choo-Choo and an orange version of the word “Tennessee” to represent the Volunteers.

“Who doesn’t love Rock City?” he said. “And the Choo-Choo seems to be the first thing people mention when I tell them I’m from Chattanooga. That song is the fabric of the American consciousness.”

Kudulis also highlights Chattanooga’s nickname—the Scenic City—and offers a tribute to our area code.

“The ‘423’ is hometown pride,” he said. “We moved from New York City two years ago and love it here in Chattanooga. We live in the Southside and love how walkable it is and how fast it’s growing.”

More of Kudulis’ work is available here.

The mural is located at 302 W. Sixth St. in downtown Chattanooga.

Chattanooga WorkSpace hosts an open studio night the first Friday of each month. The next gathering will be Sept. 1.

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