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Young Artists Wanted: Design First Square in Montclair Community Street Quilt


Would you like the chance to be part of a public art project?  Calling all artists in grades 6 through 12 – this is for you! Enter your design in the Montclair Community Street Quilt contest and it may come to life at one of the Township's 4-way intersections.

Haley Winstead, eighth grade student at Glenfield Middle School and Cadette Girl Scout with Troop 44, decided to pursue a community building public art project by working with neighbors to paint a street mural as her Girl Scout Silver Award project -- the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. It is meant to give girls an opportunity to be leaders in improving their communities. Haley believes public art helps to beautify and bring communities together, so she created an opportunity for local students to show off their artistic skills by entering their designs for a Montclair Community Street Quilt to be painted at the intersection of Chestnut Street and North Fullerton Avenue.

Haley's Montclair Community Street Quilt project is being done in partnership with Montclair Township, the Montclair Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee, Bike&Walk Montclair and the Eat. Play. Live… Better coalition.

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The Street Quilt is envisioned to be a series of painted intersection murals at 4-way stops throughout town. With an overall theme connecting them, various neighborhoods can participate in painting designs that reflect the values and culture of their communities. Since the Chestnut/North Fullerton intersection is near Montclair High School, Renaissance at Rand Middle School, the Montclair Co-Op School, and Rand Park, elements like learning, schools, community, sports, creativity, nature, growth might be featured.

Laura Torchio, Eat. Play. Live… Better Program Coordinator and long-time Bike&Walk Montclair board member is absolutely enthusiastic about the project: 

“Intersection murals like this one bring together community, engage people in civic pride, add beauty and identity to neighborhoods and result in the added benefit of traffic calming.  I am delighted Haley has taken on leadership of this project! “

The contest is launching now, so get creative and get your designs in. A selection team will choose which design or designs will become the inspiration for a final mural to be painted on the pavement. The timeline for this project is June to August with painting day targeted for Sunday, August 16.

To download the contest instructions and form, visit the Montclair Township website:


Mail your designs to: Street Quilt Contest, c/o Councilor Robin Schlager, 205 Claremont Ave, Montclair, NJ, 07042

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