City of Sanford, NC

New Mural in Downtown Sanford

Sanford's newest mural is currently going up at Yarborough's on Wicker Street in downtown Sanford.

Called the Fairview Dairy Mural, the mural will depict a dairy farm and include three-dimensional objects -- making it the first of its kind in the state. It was designed and will be painted by artist Chris Dalton with the help of Sandy Scott. The artists will use a lift in the process, which was donated by Paradise Towing.

Sanford's Public Arts Program is an initiative that celebrates Sanford's history and establishes it as an arts destination. The program is managed by the City of Sanford's Appearance Commission. While previous murals were funded entirely by private donations, the Fairview Dairy Mural will be funded in part by grants, including a $5,000 grant provided by the Duke Energy Foundation.

Chris Dalton also created the Going Off To War Mural on Moore Street. Download an informational pamphlet about all of Sanford's murals (with a map) here.

For more information about Sanford's Public Art Program, contact Liz Whitmore at 919-718-4657 x5393 or via email at

Follow the mural's progress on the City of Sanford Appearance Commission's Facebook page here.

Fairview Dairy Mural Rendering
Fairview Dairy Mural Progress


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