Local artist Megan Lingerfelt created a 12x50ft mural titled “Windows to the Smokies” on the side of the Lerner Lofts building in Downtown Knoxville. Located on the prominent corner of Gay Street and Wall Avenue, the mural brings architectural elements from windows found all over the city (including St. John’s Cathedral, The Oliver Hotel, and several other historic buildings) to eye level, inviting the public to experience the blue haze of the Great Smoky Mountains reflected in them.
Lingerfelt has worked on a number of murals in Strong Alley and the greater Knoxville area and recently completed the restoration of the Dolly Parton Mural in Strong Alley after it was vandalized. “Windows to the Smokies” is the latest (and largest) addition to the Dogwood Arts Mural Program, now entering its second year. Support for the project was provided by Dogwood Arts, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance, and the Lerner Lofts Homeowners Association.