A day for celebration through the power of art and togetherness

Anderson, SC (January 6, 2021) – Anderson Mall has teamed up with the Anderson City Council to host an event to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. This will be a virtual event live streamed in the Anderson Mall’s center court for the Mayor’s MLK Breakfast.  The celebration will feature Keynote speaker, Brandon Micheal Hall followed by the Mayor’s ribbon cutting ceremony of the mural and parking space dedication at the main entrance parking lot.

Sponsor, Trammell & Mills Law Firm, LLC and local artist Patro Pero Ulmer will be working together to add color, texture and vibrancy to outdoor spaces for the community to enjoy as part of the mural ribbon cutting and parking space dedication. Patro is an artist and designer from Orangeburg, SC and is known for his vision and creativity within the community. Patro created the Butterfly mural located at the main entrance of the Anderson Mall, presented by Chappelear & Associates Real Estate Specialists Inc. Patro has also been recognized for other artwork such as his clothing, school murals, and assisted with creating the Mural on Main in Anderson.

“The mural’s represent a way of electrifying the city of Anderson, from the mural downtown to the mural at the mall. There is power in art!” said Chunsta Miller, General Manager at Anderson Mall. “This ceremony and dedication is very important as we get closer to MLK Day because we are continuing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream by uniting and coming together as a community! The power of art and expression can be used to give hope, peace, and love to the Anderson area. The mural projects support our local arts culture, inspires our youth, all while providing an opportunity for our community to grow together. With the assistance of District 5, Westside High School students, Anderson Mall will dedicate the murals to the community and the city of Anderson”. 

Anderson Mall wanted this artwork to be highly visible to the community and guests. Because of that, the murals are planned to go on the main entrance wall facing Clemson Blvd. Anderson Mall sees this as an opportunity to expand the project further by utilizing 28 parking spaces that will house 28 community partners and will showcase their company’s logo and design. These murals will bring a sense of unity to Anderson. Anderson Mall has worked closely with Patro to create a plan for artwork that will inspire the community. The concept represents community, togetherness, and a sense of belonging.

The City of Anderson will also dedicate a parking space to Martin Luther King, Jr.  “Let us live together in peace and love in a beloved community,” Martin Luther King, Jr.

To learn more about the mural projects and celebration, visit our social media and website. You may also visit the City of Anderson’s website for more information on the Mayor’s MLK Breakfast.

Anderson Mall remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. In response to the continued need to address COVID-19, the Center has proactively implemented additions to the Code of Conduct, effective until further notice. These additions include the following guidelines:

·         Practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people.

·         Covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover in accordance with state and local guidelines.

·         Do not gather in groups.

·         Adhere to each individual tenant’s COVID-19 policies.

·         Adhere to all federal, state and local regulations, recommendations and mandates regarding COVID-19.

The Code of Conduct is posted on property and available online at https://shopandersonmall.com/legal/code-of-conduct.

In addition, Anderson Mall already rigorous disinfectant and cleaning practices will continue, many times per day, including periodically disinfecting areas most susceptible to the spread of germs. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers are located in highly-trafficked areas and walkways for public use.

Anderson Mall remains committed to supporting the local Anderson community through providing unique experiences year-round. The safety of guests and tenants alike remains the town center’s top focus, and these holiday events are some of Anderson’s ongoing efforts to maintain their role as a community lifestyle center no matter the circumstances.

About Anderson Mall

Anderson Mall, the only regional enclosed town center within a 30-mile radius, is home to more than 50 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. Anderson Mall is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please call (864) 226-7088 or visit www.shopandersonmall.com. Like and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/AndersonMallSC, Twitter @ShopAnderson and Instagram @ShopAnderson.