Colquitt. Georgia is a small town, but full of big talent. Some of the talent is displayed through the murals displayed around town. The artwork is apart of the Millennium Mural Project. The project started in 1999.
Joy Jinks is a community volunteer. She says Colquitt is taking public art to a new level.
"The murals set the tone of our community and we forget what ugly walls these murals have covered up. These murals have brought public art and the spirit of public art to our community," said Jinks.
There are 15 murals in all. Jinks says each one tell a story of the community. There is one mural that tells the story of the Anglin brothers. It was painted by men in the local jail.
" Because the Anglin brothers were born in Colquitt this mural was done not to celebrate them but because it's a fascinating story," said Jinks.
Another mural that is catching lots of attention is, the mural of the spirit farmer.
" It's so interesting because these peanuts you're looking at are six feet tall. The whole mural is 95 feet tall," said Jinks.
Joy Jinks says the murals have also helped fuel Colquitt's economy. She says many businesses have benefited from tourist coming to town.