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Project 185: Sign of the Times

Project:185's next installation, Sign of the Times, continues to celebrate Thomasville's incorporation as a city 185 years ago, with the help of the Thomas County Historical Society, Commercial Bank, Flowers Baking Company, The Billiard Academy, The Gift Shop, Sing Oil Company, WJ Powell Company and Grassroots Coffee.

Thomasville would not be what it is today without the businesses that initially sparked the city's notable economic success. Sign of the Times will highlight these economic accomplishments by means of business sign imagery, provided by the Thomas County Historical Society, some dating back as early as 1927. Members of the Artist Collective Thomasville - Carson Howse, Lizzie Jones, Chris Lovelady,and Hillery Richards - will be stationed at Grassroots Coffee, where they will paint a reproduction of this imagery, inspired by these iconic local businesses. After nearly two centuries, Thomasville's industry is more vibrant than ever. The artists will rotate on a weekly basis through the end ofJuly…so head to Grassroots for a coffee and come check it out!

 

Meet Project 185: Sign of the Times' 4 Artists