In July of 2012, Doris Tate from the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce approached the Greenwood Art Guild with an idea to do a mural on the outside wall of the Chamber of Commerce. The Art Guild met to discuss the proposition and decided they loved the idea. They decided to do a map of Greenwood in 2013. "After talking with Doris, we thought it should be a snapshot or time capsule of our town," Sharla Derry explained.
The artists decided on using masonite paneling as a canvas and chose a size of 10’ x 6’. The mural was designed and layed out by the officers of the Greenwood Art Guild (Martha Efurd, Lisa Clay, Lorrie Bridges and Sharla Derry). The actual painting was done by Sharla Derry, Teri Hicks, Jeannette Hunnicutt, Martha Efurd, Lorrie Bridges, Linda Faber, Lisa Clay, Wanda Granderson, Ginger Hamm and Candy Ware.
"I’ve been here only 16 years and I learned a lot about Greenwood while working on this mural. I had a lot of fun," Lisa Clay exclaimed.
Martha Efurd added, "We all had a lot of fun getting together and enjoying each other’s company. This is what artists do."