See Savannah Art Walls (SeeSAW)
SeeSAW (See Savannah Art Walls) is a Savannah, GA based art organization with the goal of synthesizing local art, commerce and civic participation through contemporary public art thereby creating opportunities for Savannah and its creative community to engage in a global cultural dialogue.
Friends and collaborators Matt Hebermehl & James “DrZ” Zdaniewski co-founded SeeSAW in 2011. Under the banner of SeeSAW, Hebermehl and Zdaniewski worked with Ellen Harris of Savannah’s Metropolitan Planning Commission to create a mural ordinance and policy after public works of art on private property were arbitrarily buffed by the city and/or resulted in illegal signage citations for property owners. At that time there was no way to formally apply to paint a mural on private property. The first iteration of the mural policy was approved in late 2011, under that policy SeeSAW successfully petitioned for a designated mural wall at 34th and Habersham Street, the first wall of its kind in Savannah. The policy went through several reviews over the course of 2012 and a final version was approved and officially implemented into city planning by Savannah’s City Council in January of 2013.
The mural policy and application form can be found on the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s website: Mural application form