AMT @ Roanoke, VA

Featured: Public Poetry Mural Art
"Maurice's Mockingbird Mural"
Roanoke, VA

Exit BR Parkway MilePost: 120
  MURALIST: Toobz (Scott Noel)
Trail Member/Sponsor: Roanoke Art Mural Project

Mural Descriptions

    Featured Mural - "Maurice's Mockingbird Mural"  is a tribute to area poet, writer, and mentor Maurice Ferguson, by a group of writer-admirers. The stanza is from Ferguson's poem "Sailing for the East Indies." It is believed to be Roanoke's first poetry mural. Artist Toobz (Scott Noel) and the group was assisted by RAMP - Roanoke Art Mural Project in procuring the wall (on a convenience store in an area that is up-and-coming) and in the installation. Located a short block from the Wasena Tap Room and a climbing gym, and the Roanoke Greenway, this a must-stop if you are near Roanoke, Virginia.
  Mural Artist: Toobz (Scott Noel)
  Location: 1115 Main St SW

    Mural Mention#1 - "Untitled"  Mural-savvy owner of The Lofts at West Station, Bill Campbell, hired American-born, Berlin-based street artist James Bullough to install this mural on the West side of the building. The mural doesn't have a title. The artist declines to explain what his paintings mean. Just one more example of our vibrant, progressive small city, Roanoke.
  Mural Artist: James Bullough
  Location: 357 Salem Avenue SW
  GPS: Latitude:37.272766, Longitude:-79.9480

    Mural Mention#2 - "Humanufacturing"  Fine woodworker Tom Dorathy and Cory Dorathy commissioned artist Toobz to paint the exterior of the Greenway Storage building where Tom creates magnificent furniture. "Humanufacturing" and a stately heron grace two sides of the metal building, which sits adjacent to a redeveloped Ice Storage facility that now houses apartments, the Wasena Taproom, and a rock climbing gym. Artist Toobz (Scott Noel) designed and installed this massive piece without assistance. Located just steps from the Roanoke Greenway, the art and activities make this a must-stop if you are near Roanoke, Virginia. It is just a short block from Toobz's "Maurice's Mockingbird Mural."
  Mural Artist: Toobz
  Location: 1306 8th St SW
  GPS: Latitude:37.262666, Longitude:-79.957216

"Untitled" Mural Mention #1
Artist: James Bullough

"Humanufacturing" Mural Mention #2
Artist: Toobz


Featured Artist Bio

    Toobz (Scott Noel)  is a self-taught Roanoke, Virginia fine artist who has been creating murals for many years. Toobz was raised in Lynchburg, Virginia and was part of the skateboard scene for many years, traveling around the country before settling in Roanoke. His paintings and illustrations have been in several exhibitions and reside in private collections as well as the Taubman Museum of Art.

    James Bullough  is an American born artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. His studio paintings, and huge monumentally scaled site-specific murals combine delicately handled realistic portraiture with harsh graphic distortion and abstraction. Inspired by the gritty urban graffiti he saw as a youth growing up in Washington, DC, Bullough harnessed it's energy and edge while teaching himself more traditional realistic oil painting techniques by studying the Old Masters. Combining the momentum of the one and the technical precision of the other, his work is about staging compelling contrasts and juxtapositions. Wether working with spray paint on massive facades or oils in his studio, Bullough's work strikes a delicate balance between realistic portraiture and stylized distortions, straddling the space between traditional and contemporary.

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    comment by: Gloria
Love, love, love ❤ all the art we saw and experienced while in Asheville!!

    comment by: Lois
Brilliant way to allow visitors to enjoy the sites and sounds that Asheville has to offer.

    comment by: Rebecca&Susan
We just loved all of the murals in Asheville! Asheville is a fun vibrant interesting town!

    comment by: Catherine Wilson
    (Asheville, NC)

As a member of Carolina Street Mural group, I learned about The Appalachian Mural Trail! After reviewing your web page. I planned my road trips to locate the trail murals, reflect on them and photograph memories of my trip!

    comment by: Tammy Compton
    (Fort Myers, Florida)

Love it! We went looking to take selfies with 3 and found over 20 murals!

    comment by: Angie Trapp
    (Concord, NC)

Beautiful mural in Sparta, one of my favorite places! 😊❤️

    comment by: Debra
    (Falls Church City, VA)

Thanks for letting me know! What a great project!
It added cool stops to my visit and I love seeing art and the artist was around that day to meet.

    comment by: Cristy (Mountain City, TN)
We have been getting much more traffic around our murals, and a lot of it is due to the publicity from your organization!
Thank you!
We will unveil our newest (and largest) mural on September 4th.

    comment by: Cindy Hedrick Day
It's beautiful! Thank you!!!!
Awesome! You made my day! Love love love it!.
I saw the email re the Mural Trail special in process of being made. Can't wait to see it. We are working to finish our projects, exhibit changes, etc. Who knew it would take so long! But, it's soon finished!!!
Looking forward to seeing this!
Thank you again!!!

    comment by: Marcie Toomey
This is our second visit to Holy Trinity.. we always leave blessed and humbled ❤️

    comment by: Chelsea
Thank you so much for the quick response! I received my shirt and thoroughly enjoyed the trail! Thank you for all of the hard work put into this project!

    comment by: Debbie Dillion
Just came across your website and it is great! I plan to look for these murals in my travels. A phone app would be awesome.

    comment by: Carol
Lincolnton, NC, is loaded with murals! And I love them all!

    comment by: Barry & Cindy Beaulieu
we got to see the Fresco in W. Jefferson NC and is amazing ... we were on our two wheeler the Voyager... nature declares there is a God... everywhere you look... thanking ya'll so very very much...

    comment by: Vickie Sealock
    (Welcome Center Manager)

I love what you folks are doing. Several years ago we went to Exeter California to see their Mural trail. We spent hours in this little town looking at the murals and trying to find the hidden objects in each. We talked with the towns people, had lunch, shopped in the shops. I love the mural trails, and yours is going to be one of the best. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

    comment by: Liz
Art is everywhere in Asheville! This gorgeous mural of Dolly Parton by Gus Cutty is the newest mural you'll see in town. Gus created the mural with spray paint in 3 days. See it for yourself at Beauty Parade on Haywood Rd in West Asheville.

    comment by: Karen
Roanoke murals are awesome to see... love the mural with girl floating in air... the poetry one was neat!

    comment by: Big Tom
This is great mural art, will be remembered a long time...

    comment by: Bob
This is very expansive mural, covers many walls inside the cradle building. Beautiful art mural, a must see!

    comment by: Dolly
Love the big murals!!!

    comment by: Lisa Patten
I love the mural trail. It's like seeing a gift at Christmas!

    comment by: Ann Barbare
Beautiful mural of Maggie Valley

    comment by: Jennifer
Love your mural artwork! The local references, the depiction of marvelous, beautiful, and colorful nature - landscapes, birds, animals, butterflies, and glorious flowers - invites close study and is very engaging!

    comment by: Carol
Looks like progress being made! Can't wait to see the mural at Joeys.

    comment by: anonymous
Can't wait to see this beautiful mural art in person at Joey's Pancake House

    comment by: Amy
I love your little sneak-a-peek view. Need more...

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