An emerging trend in Northwest Arkansas, particularly Ft. Smith and Bentonville, are wall murals adorning blank walls of downtown buildings. Some are very creative.
This mural combines advertizing the business with a creative landscape. I really like this one, especailly when you just focus on the mural and eliminate the clutter.
Several of these are found at the end of alley's and serve to draw your attention away from the usuall dumpsters and electrical service boxes. This is a very nice monochrome pastoral scene.
I have to admit, I like these better than graffiti. I like a lot of the grafitti that I see, but the cloud of gang art, and vandalism still hangs over this artform. Grafitti can be very interesting, beautiful, and creative, but it still carries the idea of defacing something in the middle of the night.