Chattanooga Fire Department's Lt. Julius Hubbard (Quint 6 Red) has been selected by EPB to be one of nine artists for the 10th Street Community Mural Project.
The artists will paint murals on nine panels along the EPB substation fence at 10th and Foster Street. The central theme for the mural project is “The Soul of MLK – How artists visualize the heartbeat and soul of MLK in arts, music and culture” to highlight the history, heritage and significance of Downtown Chattanooga’s Martin Luther King Boulevard area.
“I’m humbled and excited to be selected, Lt. Hubbard said. "I’m grateful to EPB for giving local emerging artists the opportunity to showcase their talent while honoring an American civil justice icon."
The artists’ work was selected by a group of outside stakeholders based on its artistic value, clarity of thought, community reflection and relevance with blind judging. Work will begin this spring.
“Lt. Hubbard is a true professional and I could not be more blessed to serve with him," said Battalion Chief Brando Schroyer. "He is also an incredibly talented and passionate artist. This really speaks to how gifted and diverse the members of this department are!”
Lt. Hubbard is still putting his final touches and revisions on his concept for the mural, called “Dare to Dream,” but here are some of his other recent pieces.