Featured Mural - "Downtown Marion Mural"
Art Walk Mural #4 (Mural shown above)
The Downtown Marion Mural is located one block east of Main Street at 41 East Court Street.
This iconic scene includes Mt. Ida, the inspiration for Marion's logo, Where Main Street Meets The Mountains.
The Foundersí Art Walk was inspired by
McDowell Countyís 175th anniversary. The countyís
cultural heritage is shared through this collaborative,
outdoor art display. Each vibrant canvas was
created through partnerships, including the
McDowell County Tourism Authority, the
City of Marion, Historic Carson House, and with the
help of talented local artists and high school students.
As you follow this self-guided tour, explore and enjoy
historic downtown Marion, North Carolina.
Location: 41 East Court St
Art Walk Mural #1
Lake James and Shortoff Mountain mural is installed at 31 West Court Street in downtown
Marion, NC. The image was captured in a remote region of NC Highway 126 in Nebo, NC, just
outside the town of Marion.
Art Walk Mural #2
Tom's Creek Falls is an area favorite. This mural is found at 84 South Main Street,
Marion, NC. Tom's Creek Falls trail is an easy one mile hike, located north of downtown.
Art Walk Mural #3
This artwalk mural found at 169 South Main St. The Historic Carson House c. 1793,
originally constructed as a log house, built by one of the
county's founding family members, Colonel John Carson. The property, and family history, are integral
parts of McDowell County's history. Today, it serves as a county museum and is open to the public.
Visit Historic Carson House at 1805 US Highway 70 in Marion, between April and
November, Wednesday through Sunday.
Art Walk Mural #5
Historic Marion Depot mural is located at 81 South Main Street in downtown Marion, NC.
Built in the late 19th century, today it serves as a public event venue. Stop by the actual depot
located at 45 Depot Street.
Art Walk Mural #6
Lake Tahoma Casino mural is located at 160 South Main Street, Marion, NC. This iconic
structure is part of a private subdivision, yet clearly visible from NC. Highway 80. It is the
subject of many paintings and photographs taken since its construction in 1924.