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Town of Cleveland, NC to Build “Always Original” Walking Trail & Community Barn Quilt Mural

Jul 22, 2021 | News

Cleveland, NC – The quaint and exquisite Town of Cleveland, NC, is building an Always Original healthy and artistic way to connect generations to come within the serene community. New walking trails artistically wrapped with historical heritage and commemoration will create national records while preserving the nostalgic vibrancy of the area.

The Town of Cleveland, NC, is working with local artist Elsie Bennett to provide community members, business owners, and local organizations an opportunity to leave their artistic mark on West Rowan. With financial and creative input from the community, Mrs. Bennett will be designing barn quilt murals that showcase an image of historical recognition, community engagement, and support for local emergency service personnel and military veterans.

Following a survey collected in 2019, Town of Cleveland community members expressed a desire for enhanced connectivity and the ability to rejuvenate a community to embrace the charming small-town feel, giving future generations a place to continue to create memories for years to come.

To emulate those requests, Town Commissioners have begun a blueprint of a walking trail within the town encompassing a 1.5-mile trail. Marking the trail pathway will be strategically placed, one of a kind, Always Original Barn Quilt Cubes painted and designed by West Rowan community members. The Town of Cleveland Barn Quilt Cubes theme is: Connecting Community through art, nature, music, farming, faith, fellowship, love, and acceptance.

As with any acclaimed trail, the end destination will be a prominent feature. Placed upon the side of the Cleveland Community Volunteer Fire Department will be a nationally recognized Always Original Barn Quilt Mural. The custom, record-setting mural will honor and memorialize the men and women of service within the West Rowan community.

Each quilt along the trail and within the mural will be designed and painted by families, individuals, businesses, and local community organizations. With the purchase and donation of quilts, each quilt will showcase the heritage and eclectic community pride for multiple generations to come.


Town of Cleveland Walking Trail