Digital Original: Downtown LR mural nears completion, artist shares inspiration behind work

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – If you’ve taken a stroll in downtown Little Rock it’s likely you’ve come across some unique street art. 

In just 10 days a nearly 50-foot mural off Main Street will be complete.

Jason Jones, the artist, is from Northwest Arkansas. He has worked on several murals all over Arkansas. 

“I meet so many people,” says Jones. “There have been people that have brought me food and kind words. I mean the community here has been really great.” 

The mural is called, “Street Gallery” and once done it will have several notable downtown landmarks,  like the Capitol and even include a trolley. 

“It kind of comes from wanting to think of downtown Little Rock and playing,” explains Jones. “Giving a sense of wanting to explore those places.” 

As for Jones’s inspiration for this artwork – it’s a person close to his heart. 

“I have an 11-year-old son and I take a lot of inspiration from him,” says Jones. 

The massive mural is located in the heart of downtown, on the east side of the Union National Plaza building. 

“I know with my art it’s always hard to please all the adults so whenever I am doing something public I always try to do something that kids will really like,” Jones says. 

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