Alpharetta development looks for student artist to paint mural

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Things continue to come to life at the 135-acre mixed use development, known as Halcyon, in Alpharetta.

Mixed-used development, Halcyon, is calling on Forsyth County students to submit designs for a new mural

A massive new development project in Alpharetta is coming to life, and businesses and homeowners have begun moving into Halcyon in Forsyth County. And now, it's time to splash some art on the walls.

The mixed-use development is calling on Forsyth County students to submit original designs to the 2020 Student Art Wall Challenge.

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The contest will select a winner, whose design will be turned into a 8-feet by 29-feet mural at Halcyon. The winning student will work with local artist Troy King to bring the artwork to life this spring, according to a press release.

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“We want to know: what does Halcyon mean to you? Does it mean bike rides on the Big Creek Greenway or listening to live music on the Village Green with your family? Is it walking your dog around the shops or eating ice cream with your friends?” the release reads. “Whatever it is, show us for yourself by submitting an original design for an outdoor art mural.”

The entries will be judged based on artistic ability, creativity of the design and how it represents the Halcyon and Forsyth County communities, according to the press release.

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The contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Submissions will be accepted until March 11. More information on how to submit an entry can be found here.