Five Points Association Releases Time Lapse of Postcard Mural Creation

  November 30, 2017

The Five Points Association is pleased to announce the release of a time lapse video detailing the creation of its newest piece of public art, the Postcard Mural. The video, which can be found on the Five Points website ( and Facebook page (, is a start to finish chronicle of the two month long public art piece honoring the district’s hundred year history. Wade Sellers, with local film company Coal Powered Filmworks, was recruited by the Five Points Association to document the creation of this iconic project.

The Postcard Mural was done in collaboration with Drip Coffee, Pecknel Music Company, the City of Columbia and One Columbia. Located on the wall of Pecknel Music, the mural overlooks the original fountain plaza and the new public parking lot. As part of an effort to complement the existing public art and landmarks in Five Points, the Postcard Mural has also become one of the newly named “Selfie Spots”. The “Selfie Spot” promotion consists of seven iconic locations within the Five Points neighborhood, encouraging patrons to stop, take a selfie, and share on social media.

About the Process:
The final project of the Five Points Centennial Celebration, the Postcard Mural, has been in the works since early 2016. A 12-person committee consisting of members of the Five Points Association Board of Directors and staff, along with the owners of Drip and Pecknel and representatives from One Columbia, worked hard to do justice to the prominent wall overlooking the original Five Points fountain, in the heart of Five Points. Several local, regional, and national artists submitted pieces for consideration. Among them was Chad Brady, an artist with strong local ties to Columbia and specifically Five Points. Brady’s vintage postcard design was chosen unanimously.

About the Artist:
Chad Brady, of Appleton, Wisconsin, has a decade-long career as a professional muralist for commercial, residential, and public clients across the US. Chad has also worked in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography. He has received awards for his oil and watercolor painting and his pencil drawing. He is currently a board member with Creative Downtown Appleton, a position he has held since 2014, and most recently has been an exhibiting artist at the SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition from 2014-2016.

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