Soak up rich history on display through a Public Arts initiative that promotes Sanford's roots, honors our hometown heroes and celebrates the things that make us a one-of-a-kind destination.

‘Off to War’ World War II Tribute
“Off to War” honors the men and women of Sanford and Lee County who have and continue to serve and protect our country. Muralist: Chris Dalton
Herb Thomas & the Fabulous Hudson Hornet
This mural, depicting Herb Thomas and his Fabulous Hudson Hornet, highlights one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers. Herb was inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association, International Motorsports and NASCAR Halls of Fame. Muralist: Scott Nurkin
Silent Wings
Honoring Lee Roy Perry, Frank Blalock Sr. and ‘Bucky’ Williams, this work of art features portraits of the World War II glider pilots and the aircraft they flew. Muralist: Scott Nurkin
Sanford Spinners
“Sanford Spinners” recognizes the athletes who played for the Tobacco State League baseball team during the late 1940s. Howard Auman, pictured in the mural, pitched in the 1946 state championship game. Muralist: Scott Nurkin
Tobacco Mural
This outdoor piece displays the process of taking tobacco to market. Featuring an image of a 3-D mule, it celebrates Sanford’s rich agricultural past, present and future. Muralist: Chris Dalton
Bringing the Arts Together
It is only fitting our trail includes a mural that celebrates over 50 years of art in Sanford. Bursting with color, the piece depicts a spinning wheel highlighting the vibrant mix of arts here today. Muralist: Chris Dalton
Visionary Builders
This mural honors Link Boykin, a builder and business owner who built many of Sanford’s historic homes and buildings, and W.B. Wicker, an educator and the first principal of the South Sanford Graded School. Muralist: Scott Nurkin
Fairview Dairy
In the early 1900s, Fairview Dairy provided milk to all of Sanford. The Yarborough family later opened Fairview Dairy store, which eventually became Yarborough’s Ice Cream – home to this striking 3-D mural. Muralist: Chris Dalton
Commissioned to spark imagination in viewers both young and old, this whimsical work features flying pigs gliding over a pastural landscape. Muralist: Chris Dalton
Jonesboro Cornet Band
As a tribute to the historic Jonesboro’s music group, formed when Sanford and Jonesboro were still separate cities, this mural captures the band as it was in 1905. Muralist: Scott Nurkin
You’ll find the 11th mural in the Sanford Public Art series adorning a downtown Sanford wall near S. Steele St. Pose with this 15-ft. interactive piece to capture an awesome photo of yourself with beautiful, butterfly wings. Muralist: Chris Dalton.