The design, titled "The Journey from a Dream to the Promise," depicts a young man's path through an uncertain future with aspirations of a successful educational career.
The larger-than-life mural can be found on the side of the Honeycomb Restaurant in downtown Arkadelphia.
It's one of the only murals of its kind in the state.
"This will be here for years and years so it's a part of us and it's a part that anybody can come and look at. They don't have to wait 'til the doors open. In that respect it is the community's art," says project manager Farrell Ford.
The city, which was awarded a grant from the Mid-America Mural Project, will dedicate the mural this Sunday.