Walker County is home to a
diverse variety of arts, music and
cultural activities. The Bankhead House
and Heritage Center, operated by the Walker Area
Community Foundation houses permanent and rotating historical, cultural and artistic displays. Walker County’s legacy involves the humble but hardworking mule, whose usefulness in mining and transportation helped shape the region. Paying tribute to the animal that helped shape life in Walker County, the Walker County Arts Alliance sponsored the creation of the 50-Mule Team. Fifty almost life-size fiberglass mules were sponsored by companies, organizations and individuals, each of which picked an artist to help create a unique artistic expression. The collection now includes 72 mules throughout the community.