PUBLIC ART

Look Up and Smile

Title: Look Up and Smile

Artist: Eric Haun

Location: West side of 524 South Main Street (look up!)

Date Completed: August 2021

Description: Creating a mural four stories above a busy downtown street in the middle of an unbearably hot summer is a tall order – and one artist Eric Haun was ready and eager to undertake. His second large-scale mural, Look Up and Smile, took more than 100 hours to complete and features 161 unique butterflies. The mural’s purpose, Haun says, is to enhance the flourishing creative community of Joplin as well as inspire Joplin residents and, as its name suggests, give them a reason to smile.