Summer at Hallett Plaza
The minute coffee-sippers turned the corner to experience a beautiful, new mural on the side of Thanks-a-Latte a community craving began for more art on Main Street – almost as strong as a craving for Darryl’s coffee. With a starting donation of $1,500 from generous Camp Verde residents, momentum for the Hallett Plaza revitalization project took off. With a dazzling mosaic mural in the works, the community has rallied behind the art project.
The most visible donation for Hallett Plaza – already widely noticed by most pedestrians and drivers who frequent Main Street – is a 15-foot tall, bronze Pecan Tree adorned with intricate copper leaves and pecans. The statue is the first phase of art featured at the Plaza – and the best part? An artist local to Camp Verde – Bob Cracraft, created the donated piece.
Now well into the heat of the summer – and the project – the Town of Camp Verde has made its way to the finishing line of the fundraising goal through the Engraved Paver Program. With 100 bricks sold – 11 of those being large donations from local businesses – over $7,050 has been raised for public art! A special thank you to the community and the businesses who donated $250+ for Camp Verde arts and culture:
- Ace Hardware
- Hauser and Hauser Farms
- Salt Mine Wine
- Plowing Ahead Ranch
- Winfield Bread Co.
Gaylene Allen, Rebecca Murray, and Lynette Kovacovich work diligently on the first concept design for the mural
The excitement continues. The Town of Camp Verde is pleased to announce a $3,000 grant received from the Arizona Community Foundation to support our artists who have already contributed countless hours into the initial sketches of the mural!
With each gift, Main Street’s collection of public art and creative placemaking spaces continues to grow.