According to Amanda Still, the city's arts and culture coordinator, the new mural at One Love Tattoos is part of the Commercial Mural Program that is part of the Georgetown Arts and Culture Program. The program allows for public art that is not funded by the city of Georgetown and is installed by the property owner.
“The purpose of the program is to allow for more public art in the community,” Still said about the program that is approved by the Arts and Culture Board, and then by City Council.
Similar installations approved through the program are the mural at Gus’s Drug and the Wolf Ranch Starbucks.
The mural was approved after more than four months of review, said Jennifer Brown, the owner of One Love Tattoos and a longtime resident of Georgetown.
Brown and her husband, Travis Crow, started the business in 2012, but recently moved locations and Brown said it is a way to attract more clientele to the new location.
“We opened in 2012, and we were just brainstorming about what love can mean for different people,” Brown said about how they named their business. “Then the mural is, 'All You Need Is Love,' I mean, it’s a theme that transcends all concepts I believe.”
Brown said they approached the city to start the process for the mural with an idea from artist Taylor Nagel.
“That's a little bit of a long process because you can't just go out and put [a mural] up on your own," Brown said. "You have to ask permission.”
Now that it has been approved, Brown hopes Nagel can get started on the project as soon as possible.