The "Where the Mountains Begin" mural celebrates the colorful landmarks and legends of Wilkes County:
Stone Mountain State Park, W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, and Doc Watson. Local artist Wes Gregory designed the mural of Doc Watson, a well known area
musician who helped begin the Watson Festival at Wilkes Community College.
Wilkes Art Gallery 2015 Summer Honors Art Program participants are: Danielle Addington, Sydney DelBridge, Mikayla Howell, Brittney Johnson,
Payton Osborne, Katherine Poteat, Erica Walker, and Trey Warren. The summer enrichment program pairs
professional artists with talented, local high school students to create works of public art for the community.
In appreciation of Kelly and Jennifer Royall for sharing their building as a canvas for public art.
Funding for the mural was provided by the Wilkes Art Gallery, the Town of Wilkesboro, and Valspar Paint.
The Wilkes Art Gallery Summer Honors Art Program is sponsored by The Kulynych Family Foundation and Katherine Ann Greene Foundation.