Mural artwork brings vibrant life and color to the streets of Gwinnett County. These expressive pieces of artwork can be found in Norcross, Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Duluth, Lawrenceville and Lilburn. Themes range from abstract art to city slogans, and the quality of each work is consistently impressive, especially those located in the North Gwinnett towns of Suwanee and Sugar Hill.
Suwanee is home to two murals, one of which is located near the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway. The piece is titled “#Suwanee” and was painted by artist Alexandra Sorto, who was only 17 years old at the time it was finished. “#Suwanee” features scenery from Suwanee’s past and a glimpse of the future by depicting two diverging trains.
Holtkamp Heating & Air installed two murals that can be seen on the sides of its new main office on Interstate 85 at the Suwanee Gateway. The Suwanee Gateway mural also represents moving into the future, with a depiction of Settles Bridge that moves with the viewer toward City Hall, the community’s current epicenter.
In Sugar Hill, local artist Jennie Osiek created a peaceful portrayal of the wholesome life for which the town is known. Her mural, titled “Sweet Life,” embodies Sugar Hill’s city slogan and illustrates a child being pushed on a swing against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset. The mural is located on West Broad Street.
If you’re looking for an artsy activity the whole family can enjoy, we highly recommend driving (or strolling) around these fabulous cities to see the murals of Gwinnett in person. You might just discover a new artist, find a wonderful local business or take your best selfie yet! But you don’t even have to leave your home to enjoy murals throughout the area — with numerous pictures taken by locals and tourists alike, a tour of the many murals in Gwinnett is available online via social media.
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