Five Points – 1948

Blue Sky Mural

Legendary Columbia artist, Blue Sky made his mark on Five Points in 1989.  Originally painted on the exterior of Harper’s Restaurant (now Home Team BBQ) this full length (18-by-48-foot) scene of Five Points circa 1948 depicts the vantage point half way up the Devine Street hill.  In an article by The State Sky reveals a lesson learned following its completion – “’Never paint a mural in a place nobody ever sees it,’ he said.  The historic scene faces another building and can only be viewed if you walk or drive through a narrow pass of Home Team’s parking lot.  But even if no one ever saw his latest mural, that wouldn’t take away the joy he feels creating works of art.”