Sugarloaf Underpass Mural

I-85 Underpass Mural Mockup

Project Goal

The Sugarloaf CID is working with Atlanta-based artist Krista Jones (aka Jonesy) to create a vibrant, patterned mural to cover the northbound facing wall on the Sugarloaf Parkway at the I-85 underpass. 

In preparation for the mural to begin, the Sugarloaf CID partnered with Gwinnett County to remove hundreds of outdated, nonfunctioning lights from the Sugarloaf Parkway at the I-85 underpass. They were replaced with new LED lights providing improved visibility and safety for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Now that this project is complete, the CID is working with Atlanta-based artist Krista Jones to create a vibrant, patterned mural to cover the northbound-facing wall on the underpass. 

The CID also completed the landscaping installation on the east side of the I-85 interchange at Sugarloaf Parkway that mirrors the west side. Each of these project elements will work together to create a welcoming experience for visitors entering the district and a sense of place for those working and residing in the area.

 

Project Quick Facts

The mural will span the entire 10,861 square-foot wall at the gateway into Gwinnett’s Downtown.

The mural concept comes from the artist’s “FORMATIONS” series, which examines how vibrant color, elements of nature and sweeping patterns can transform sterile urban spaces into moments of joy. 

Project Status

The mural installation will begin in May of 2024.

The CID is seeking funding partners to install this artwork. Click here to download the Sponsor Brochure.

Impact on the District

This will be one of the largest murals in the Atlanta metro area and because of this alone, its impact for Gwinnett and the Sugarloaf district will be grand. 

How Can I Get Involved?

You can commit to sponsoring this inspiring community improvement project today!

$50,000 BENEFACTOR SPONSOR

The project titled and announced as the “your organization name” mural

Prominent sponsorship acknowledgment on the mural

Attendance for 10 at the ribbon-cutting unveiling & reception

Speaking opportunity at the ribbon cutting unveiling & reception

Press release acknowledgment

Logo prominently placed on the Sugarloaf CID website

Framed print of artwork signed by the artist

1 Hudgens Center VIP Membership Package

$20,000 PATRON SPONSOR

Prominent sponsorship acknowledgment on the mural

Attendance for 6 at the ribbon-cutting unveiling & reception

Brief speaking opportunity at the ribbon cutting unveiling & reception

Press release acknowledgment

Logo placed on the Sugarloaf CID website

Framed print of artwork signed by the artist

1 Hudgens Center Family Membership Package

$10,000 BENEFACTOR SPONSOR

Sponsorship acknowledgment on the mural

Attendance for 4 at the ribbon-cutting unveiling & reception

Press release acknowledgment

Logo placed on the Sugarloaf CID website

Framed print of artwork signed by the artist

1 Hudgens Center VIP Membership Package

$5,000 COLLECTOR SPONSOR

Attendance for 2 at the ribbon-cutting unveiling & reception

Press release acknowledgment

Logo placed on the Sugarloaf CID website

Framed print of artwork signed by the artist

1 Hudgens Center Family Membership Package

Project Sponsors & Partners

Explore Gwinnett Creativity Fund
$32,500 Co-Sponsor
Gwinnett County
$32,500 Co-Sponsor
12Stone Sponsor Logo
$10,000 Benefactor Sponsor
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Project Partner

Project Contact

Alyssa Davis, Executive Director, Sugarloaf CID – adavis@sugarloafcid.org