Paint A Picture Of History Campaign

A Mural with a Story to Tell

This project is an ongoing fundraiser in support of Arcadia Live’s Paint A Picture Of History campaign to add color and character to the blank wall of the boardwalk alley running alongside a private gate to our beautiful back deck.

Arcadia Live is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, as such, all donations made to this fund are tax-deductible.

We’re hoping to meet a goal of $35,000—click the button above to make history today!


Meet the Artist

Joleen A. Franklin

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Joleen was born in Santa Barbara, California, before moving to Texas in 1976 with her family. After graduating Tivy High School, she studied fine arts at Kilgore College. Following where inspiration took her, Joleen lived in Europe for the next two years, furthering her education. Around 1997, she returned from overseas, bought a van, and traveled down south to San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, and studied silver smithing and metal fabrication at Sterling Quest School of Design. After living in Africa for a year, Franklin ventured back to San Miguel and opened Yam Gallery, a fine art and silver workshop and gallery she owned until leaving San Miguel for Brazil in 2003, where she had her daughter, Trinidad. For the next ten years, she explored much of South America, primarily Argentina. Joleen moved back to the hill country with her daughter in 2013.

You may recognize her many murals around the hill country—the butterfly in Peterson Plaza, at Central Texas Guns and Pawn Shop, the Sydney Baker mural, the buffalo at Down On The Loop wine bar in Ingram, and a Long Horn mural in the beer garden at Fredericksburg Trade Days flea market.

Joleen now works at Sweet Dee and Co. in Kerrville, and continues to focus on creating art, traveling, and expanding her mediums and mind.