There are many heros in the piece starting with the visionary/artist Matthew Mazzotta. The York, Alabama community is indeed a lucky recipients of this community transforming project but a hero for enabling the vision, believing in the vision, building it and using it….change is really hard for most communities. And one of the biggest unsung heros of this project and Many others is the National Endowment for the Arts (and many other unsung philanthropists too!).
The Artist: http://matthewmazzotta.com/section/87278.html