Looking for a self-guided sightseeing tour? If you love the arts, and public art murals, you've got to spend an afternoon exploring the murals that adorn parts of Olde Towne Slidell along Front Street from Fremaux to Erlanger Streets, and at First, Carey and Cousin Streets.
Eight pieces depicting the natural beauty and cultural life of Slidell and southeast Louisiana were created from 2008 to 2011 by local artists Phil Galatas, Barbara Shaw, Carol Hallock, Blake Kenworthey, Milo Stephens, Micki Asche, Adam Sambola, Bruce Hume and Lori Gomez.
1. Slidell Memorial Fitness Park - 1357 Eleventh Street. Artist Lori Gomez.
2. Slidell Train Depot - 1827 Front Street. Artist Lori Gomez.
3. Slidell Fire Department - 522 Robert Boulevard. Artist Nancy Pratt.
4. Slidell Technology & Cultural Center - 250 Bouscaren Street. This mural is located INSIDE the building. Artist Phil Galatas.
5. Electric Avenue - 205 Cousin Street. Artist Matt Litchliter.
6. Slidell Police Department - 2112 Sgt. Alfred Street. Artist Mary Christopher.
As you search for each mural, enjoy your stroll through Slidell's Olde Towne area, with plenty of stops along the way to get a bite to eat, shop, or have a cocktail or two. Slidell's Office of Cultural and Public Affairs provides a handy, illustrated map of each mural's location. You can download/save the map from our site, or click the website above to view online and learn more about the City of Slidell.
Slidell's ongoing mural project has been funded in part by private donations and supported and administered by funds from the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs/Department of Cultural and Governmental Affairs, St. Tammany Parish and the Louisiana Division of the Arts.