February 12, 2018
Matt Combs, The Fayette Tribune – Artists Ian Bode and Brian Pickens have been chosen to install a new mural on the side of Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant in downtown Mount Hope. The mural is part of the effort led by the Mount Hope Downtown Revitalization Project to partake in property improvements, public art installations and increased traffic in the downtown area.

The mural, art exhibits and walking tour are all funded by grant dollars from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Conservation Fund, the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, the Coal Heritage Area Authority and the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.