Birmingham murals restored thanks to our generous community

Birmingham Murals
Birmingham Alabama murals
Iconic mural on 1st Avenue North and 39th Street near the Birmingham Water Works

Yesterday, Marcus Fetch, the Birmingham artist of the murals that were mysteriously defaced in January, released photos of the newly restored  murals on his Facebook page.

Only days after the three murals in the Avondale (at MELT) and Woodlawn neighborhoods and 1st Avenue North and 39th Street location were vandalized, fundraisers were being held to restore them.

Check out Bham Now story:  Mural Artist of vandalized works speaks out

According to  figures obtained by Bham Now at least $4500 was raised to bring back the murals.

Here is a breakdown of the gifts that were made since February 20th.

$800 through website with Create Bham
$3700 through Melt Fundraiser.

Blank Space Birmingham has also been supporting and  facilitating the restoration of the murals.  Here is a note on social media they posted soon after the murals were defaced outlining their efforts.

From Marcus Fetch’s Facebook page, here are close up photos of the restored murals. And we must say they look better than ever.

Birmingham Alabama murals
Newly restored iconic mural on 1st Avenue North and 39th Street near the Birmingham Water Works
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Mural in Woodlawn across from the offices of the Woodlawn Foundation
Birmingham Murals
Wings of Avondale at Melt, photo via Facebook
Good job Birmingham!


Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.