About this service

A.J. Capital’s, “boutique hotel collection targets dynamic university towns across the US and the UK. With 35 properties, Graduate Hotels have become well-curated and well-crafted fixtures in university towns across the US and UK. Every property commemorates and cultivates the spirit of each community in a bright new way…”

Graduate Knoxville, TN where Payton Manning helped design the Vol’s theme. “The project is an “authentic love letter” to Knoxville”, said Graduate CEO and founder Ben Weprin, of A.J. Capital who is a UT alumnus. The hotel is prominently located along The Strip directly on Cumberland Avenue, blocks from the University of Tennessee campus and nearby Neyland Stadium. The 112-key hotel features two unique food and beverage offerings, including Saloon 16, opened in partnership with NFL legend and UT alum, Peyton Manning, and Poindexter, Graduate Hotels’ signature all-day cafe concept. In the lobby, there’s an enlarged copy of Reggie White’s original student ID and stylized Sports Illustrated covers featuring legendary women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt. Outside, there’s a massive Knoxville-themed mural featuring Manning as “The Sheriff.” – Brenna McDermott Knoxville News Sentinel

The Opportunity

3D Sculpture Worx was contracted to install the mural on the side of the Graduate Hotel with the work of artist Kipper Millsap, that celebrates the Vols’ history.

  • Project Name Knoxville Mural
  • Client A.J. Capital’s