New mural being painted in Downtown North

Keep Knoxville Beautiful and Scripps Networks are partnering for a new painting located at the corner of Bearden Place and Irwin Street.

DOWNTOWN NORTH, TENN. - The Downtown North area can now enjoy a new mural. 

Keep Knoxville Beautiful and Scripps Networks are partnering to create a new painting located at the corner of Bearden Place and Irwin Street. The mural commemorates a musician born and raised in Knoxville.

"It's a depiction of Harry McClintock's song, Big Rock Candy Mountain, and he was born in Knoxville. It's a really lovely song about sort of a heavenly place where everything is good,"

You might recognize the song from the movie "O' Brother Where Art Thou".

Volunteers are using a "paint by numbers" strategy to work on the mural. It's coming to life with spray paint.

After the mural is complete Keep Knoxville Beautiful volunteers will return to paint on a sealant to protect the mural from graffiti and weather elements. 

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