Butterfly Project Mural
Downtown Enid is home to a beautiful piece of public art, a mural by Oklahoma Artist of the Year, Rick Sinnett. The Oklahoma state butterfly, the Black Swallowtail, colorfully graces the side of Conrady Electric at 323 S Grand Ave.
This art piece was truly a collaboration between businesses, individuals and non-profits. Our city gains cultural, social and economic value through public art, as it adds uniqueness to our community and is freely accessible. It bonds residents and visitors to a community, creates unity while celebrating individuality and results in more engaged citizens.
Kelly Tompkins’s plan for downtown murals, Rick Sinnett’s butterfly design, Scott Conrady and Traci Layton’s passion for organic farming and Steve Mackie’s deep and loving ties to his land in Ames, where he planted 4 acres of milkweed, a wonderful food source for adult butterflies, binds this beautiful symbol of transformation.
The mural was coordinated by Main Street Enid and was sponsored by ONEOK, Inc., on behalf of Bert Mackie, Conrady Electric and Family, Enid Arts Council and Park Avenue Thrift.
As a symbol of transformation, this butterfly has certainly transformed not only the South side of the Conrady Electric building, but also serves as a visual marker welcoming you to the Arts & Entertainment District, transforming the way our residents and visitors experience and value downtown.
This bright, beautiful, bold piece of art has received an amazingly positive response, with people saying it brightens their day on their way to work, families looking forward to photos in front of it and visitors looking forward to traveling to see the work in person.
Butterfly Project Downtown Enid Facebook Page
How to Participate:
We encourage anyone to take photos in front of the Butterfly Project mural and upload an image and optional description or story of transformation below.
Many of these photos and stories will be published in a book after the completion of 2016. Proceeds from the book will go into the Main Street Enid mural fund for future downtown murals.
This mural was sponsored by:
Special THANK YOU to Traci Layton, Steven Mackie and Bert Mackie