Uptown Farmers Market Mural

After completing a 100 ft. mural for the Heifer Foundation in Arkansas in 2007, Betty LaDuke toured Martinsville and Henry County to create sketches of local people and places. These sketches were the inspiration for the large–scale mural, which LaDuke created for Piedmont Arts’ Public Art Exhibit. In 2009, LaDuke's mural was installed on the wall of 60 Church West Street in Uptown Martinsville, where it is in full view of the Uptown Farmer's Market.

In January 2009, high school students enrolled in MHC After 3/Upward Bound began meeting bi–weekly at Studio 107, located in Uptown Martinsville, under the guidance of local artist and instructor Celia Tucker. These students, inspired by LaDuke’s mural, designed and painted wood cutouts of figures in action, which were installed on stalls at the Uptown Farmer’s Market.