July 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM
The large mural on the side of Chantilly Floral Boutique has beautified the area at West Main and Walnut streets and welcomes drivers in downtown Lansdale.
Another such mural depicting a summer day in the park is nearly completed on the side of Wes Carver Electric at Jenkins Avenue and Broad Street. It provides great aesthetic scenery when enjoying a pint on the porch of Montella's Pub.
Now, North Penn Boys and Girls Club, at 16 Susquehanna Ave., will be the site of a third mural installation, which will beautify the area at West Main Street and Susquehanna Avenue, just in time to complement the soon-to-be completed Wood-Vine Connector.
The Lansdale Mural Arts Program of the Lansdale Business Association has been continually raising money over the years, which has led them to continue the program with a second season of beautification and a third mural.
After putting out a call for artists and samples, a lucky winner was selected: Ashley Walter, a psychology and art therapy major at Arcadia University. Two other artists were selected as finalists: Molly Fehr, an art student at Pratt Institute, and Morgan Taylor, an art student at Arcadia University.
LMAP Committee Co-Chair Margie Booz, of Chantilly Floral Boutique, got the go-ahead from North Penn Boys & Girls Club CEO Bob Kreamer for the mural.
“We are excited to bring another mural to Lansdale," said Booz, in a press release. "Along with so many other enterprises in and for The Arts, we hope to draw visitors to enjoy all aspects of our town.”
LMAP is sponsored by MonU Soccer Club, QNB Bank, Green Packaging, Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Federal Credit Union, Chantilly Floral Boutique, Sherwin Williams and Lansdale Business Center.
“The willingness our business community has shown to attend events and make donations is no surprise to us," said LMAP Committee Co-Chair and Lansdale Business Center manager Ellen Foulke. "Ours is a generous and forward thinking network that came on board while we were all still struggling in the snow and gathering at the Holiday Tree Display. It is comforting to know that we can count or them sharing the vision and not only helping financially, but through promotions and other contributions.”
Volunteers are needed to help with the installation. There is no training or background required to take part in creating the mural, but volunteers must follow instructions from Walter.
Email Foulke at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 215-855-6700 or visit Lansdale Business Center at 650 North Cannon Avenue in Lansdale.