Artist: Scott Nurkin
This memorial to the famed Piedmont Blues musician Blind Boy Fuller in his native Wadesboro is the centerpiece of the town’s effort to revitalize a soggy downtown corner into a celebration space. With the mural completed in April, the town now intends to build a new performance stage and remove some invasive trees at the spot. The Arts Council and DNCR are working with local volunteers to plan a new spring festival celebrating Blind Boy Fuller’s career and the Piedmont Blues. The addition of this art has helped build community pride, spurred people to learn more about Fuller and Piedmont Blues and may help lead to what we hope will be an annual celebration of an important style of music that is fading from the memory of many people.