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New Mural at Liberty Street Parking Lot is Leesburg’s Newest Public Art Installation

The “Discover the Charm” mural, created by graphic design agency Sagetopia, will be dedicated on August 5, 2017.

Post Date:07/24/2017 5:36 PM

Discover the Charm mural at Liberty Street lotLeesburg, VA (July 24, 2017) – Sagetopia, a Leesburg-based graphic design agency, and the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) will dedicate the newest piece of public art in Leesburg on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. 

The new “Discover the Charm” mural is on the side of Town Streets Division Auxiliary Shop, located at 204 Liberty Street SW. Sagetopia moved to Leesburg’s Arts and Cultural District in 2015. As a token of their gratitude for the opportunity to be involved within the district, the Sagetopia team created and painted the mural, which was inspired by many unique aspects of  historic Leesburg.

“Leesburg is filled with many charming landmarks and activities that locals and visitors love to visit. We captured the most prominent pieces in downtown Leesburg in the illustration,” says Karli Mowrey, the illustrator and designer of the mural.

The 25’ x 18’ mural includes Fourth of July fireworks at Ida Lee, the W&OD Trail, musical scenes from First Fridays and Tally Ho, local restaurants and shops on King Street, the haunted house at Paxton Manor, and many other notable aspects of Leesburg. 

“The purpose of the mural is to inspire the public to explore the Town of Leesburg,” says Sung Hee Kim, the founder and Creative Director of Sagetopia. “As we were working on the mural, people would stop and express excitement with they found their favorite local landmarks in the artwork. We want to spread the message that public art brings economic prosperity to the community by attracting the public to local businesses.” 

Kim continues, “Many thanks to the Sagetopia staff and friends around the community who volunteered their time to make this mural happen. Extra thank you’s go out to the Lowe’s of Leesburg for donation of the paint supplies and to Donna Torraca, other members of FOLPA, and members of the Leesburg Commission on Public Art for their support throughout this project. Sagetopia encourages everyone to stop by and check out the Liberty Street Mural and to support the local arts!” 

About Sagetopia: In 2003, Sagetopia was started by Sung Hee Kim in Loudoun County. Kim saw the need in the community for professional, eye-catching design services. From the very beginning, the goal of Sagetopia was and still is to closely collaborate with a variety of clients to create a unique story for every need. Over the span of 14 years, Sagetopia has been able to build a very diverse portfolio of work ranging from nonprofits to local governments and IT companies. For more information, visit www.sagetopia.com.

 

Media Contact:
Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer
barnett@leesburgva.gov Ÿ
703-771-2734

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