"Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy" Mural
- 133 East Washington Street, Athens, GA 30606
Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy pays tribute to the area’s rich history as a locus of African-American entrepreneurship. The mural was installed by muralist Elio Mercado and local Athens artist Broderick Flanigan in early 2020. Dominican-born, Miami-based artist Elio Mercado is known for his expressive and powerful photorealistic murals, which have been installed in Guam, Abu Dhabi, and across South Florida. The mural pays tribute to the area's rich history that makes Hot Corner a focus of African-American entrepreneurship. The mural displays Monroe "Pink" Morton the owner of the Morton Theatre and barber Homer Wilson, owner of Wilson's His and Hers styling shop and founder of the Hot Corner festival. The other images in the mural represent the various musicians, entrepreneurs, and performers who have passed through and were impacted by Hot Corner.