Retro-style mural going up in downtown Sherman

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - A new mural is going up in Sherman on Wall Street, with hopes to draw locals and visitors downtown using its retro vibe.

"Its pretty much putting colors down saying, okay, here we go."

Local artist Sarah Sparks Duran is the woman behind the paintbrush. She's tackling her biggest canvas yet with the mural.

"There's a lot of planning that goes into it," Duran.

Duran paints life and colors on a blank wall on Wall Street.

"They wanted the 1950's feel with an old TV style and Rosie the Riveter introducing Sherman to the area," Duran explained.

It's all aimed at making downtown Sherman a destination.

"We want to bring residents and visitors alike downtown to take a picture of and really help beautify downtown," said Lindsey Manley.

Manley is on the Leadership Sherman Committee. She said each year the Sherman Chamber hosts a leadership class. The mural is this year's class project paid for with sponsorships.

"When its all done, it'll have a list of things downtown and just kind of have an appeal," Manley.

"It's a huge honor to be a part of that," Duran said. "It's wonderful as an artist to be able to be paid to show your talents."

Manley said she hopes to see the whole Wall Street wall full of colors in the future.

"There's already been growth with that here on Wall Street, and we just wanted to add some more," she said.

The mural is expected to be finished by the end of the month. The chamber will host a big celebration for the reveal.

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