|Frog cut out was painted by Lincoln Elementary Students and is ready to be installed at mural location|
|Our little helpers during the painting process|
The bulk of the mural was painted in 5 days in Mid July, 2018 using 3 tiers of scaffolding to reach the top of this 25 foot high wall. Dana and I met in the mornings and evenings to beat the mid day heat, with our kiddos in tow. We enjoyed connecting with neighbors interested in the project, listening to the hustle and bustle of diverse families and residents, and seeing familiar faces from the local Elementary school playing in the community garden.
|View of the mural in progress and surrounding community garden and picnic area on Leonard St|
The finishing touches of the mural were painted in early August as part of the "National Night Out" community event. Local residents and kids had the opportunity to paint flowers in the foreground of the mural as the community came together in the shared space to enjoy food and connect with their community. It was a huge success and was included in the local newspaper- Click here to view the article in the Gazette Times about the project. Many thanks to our supporters: the Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services, a city of Corvallis Neighborhood Empowerment Grant and the AARP of Oregon. I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to paint the first mural in South Corvallis and look forward to future South Town Mural projects (spoiler alert- the next one is being painted on the side of my art studio)!! Stay tuned!
|Completed Mural adjacent to community garden space|
Detail of Finished mural and Gardening Peter Rabbit.