A2AC Murals – Gary Horton


“Not Afraid to Dance”

Presented by Circ Bar

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Gary Horton, originally from Ann Arbor, moved to Pittsburgh, PA. in 1996 to study fine art and design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. This is where he developed his unique style and range.

While being classically trained in oil painting, Gary would spend late nights in train yards and rooftops learning the forbidden art of graffiti. Today you can see the influence of these two styles in the community.

His murals and oversized paintings can be seen across Michigan and beyond. He specializes in bright, colorful, and imaginative designs that help bring joy and wonder to an area that may otherwise be seen as ordinary.


“This mural was commissioned on the 11th of March 2020. Also known as the day the world stopped.

This was the first day The world Started shutting Things down Due to COVID.

The next few months brought on more restrictions and shutdowns. Staying in became the new normal.

For years my wife and I would come home after an evening out and have a dance party for two. Due to covid, this was no longer possible.

As time went on, we began to have small dance parties again.

And before you know it, we were dancing three or four times a week.

This mural is a reminder of the small things we have that help us through terrifying times.

“Not afraid to dance.”” – Gary Horton