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Here’s how local students can leave their mark on Halcyon
A mural inside the Market Hall at Halcyon, the mixed-use development in south Forsyth County that made its public debut on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. - photo by Kelly Whitmire

A young, local artist will soon have their work on display at one of Forsyth County’s most popular venues.

Officials with Halcyon, a mixed-use facility in south Forsyth, is hosting the Student Art Wall Challenge and are inviting students to submit an original design for an outdoor mural with the theme “What does Halcyon mean to you?”

The contest is open to all students K-12, and the deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 11. 

The outdoor mural – which will be 8 feet, 4 inches tall and 29 feet, 11 inches wide –  will be located next to Kilwins and is an effort to bring “a more urban approach to development in Forsyth County,” according to a news release.

The student with the winning design will receive a prize package from Halcyon and work with Troy King, an Atlanta-based designer, to make the mural a reality.

To enter the contest, submissions must include the student’s full name, grade level, school, contact info and permission from the student’s parent or guardian. Those who have photo submission should make sure to use a high-resolution photo in good lighting, and students can optionally include a title and short description of the work.

Per the release, “entries will be evaluated based on artistic ability, creativity and how the design represents Halcyon and the Forsyth County community.”

For more information, contact Anabel Nelson at Designs can be submitted at or by mail to: Anabel Nelson, JLL, 6365 Halcyon Way, Suite 950, Alpharetta, GA 30005.