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Pedestrian tunnel mural grand opening set for Saturday, April 21

April 19, 2018

Pedestrian Tunnel MuralThe pedestrian tunnel mural under Medlock Bridge Road (GA 141) will be unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.  

The Johns Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will officially open the “Johns Creek Tunnel,” a 130-foot mural designed by Indian artist Hanif Kureshi. The pedestrian underpass is located beneath Medlock Bridge Road, just south of McGinnis Ferry Road. The east entrance of the tunnel is located near 11695 Medlock Bridge Road.

The mural project was completed in collaboration between the CVB, the City of Johns Creek, Georgia Department of Transportation, Urban Catalyst Lab, and Atlanta artist William Massey, and dozens of local volunteers who helped paint the mural.

The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the mural, which features overlapping geometric shapes that symbolize the geography of the City’s community areas, and Kureshi’s signature letterforms represent the many languages spoken by Johns Creek residents. 

Stand at a central point outside the east entrance, and the design takes the shape of both a heart and peace sign, illustrating a sense of unity, according to Kureshi.

The mural unveiling coincides with the Johns Creek International Festival, which starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 on the fields across from the Atlanta Athletic Club.