West End Fire Co. Mural Getting Unveiled This Weekend

The second project of the Phoenixville Mural Arts Movement will be dedicated on October 20.

West End Fire Company and the Phoenixville Mural Arts Movement will celebrate the unveiling and dedication of Phoenixville's newest mural on Saturday, October 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The lead artist was Joe Varady, who also completed the group's Fish Market mural. This mural project depicts a stylized American flag on the firehouse's west wall. October is Fire Prevention Month and Mural Arts Month, which means the timing couldn't be better for celebrating this event!

This is the second mural completed by the Phoenixville Mural Arts Movement, whose mission is to ”extend opportunities for the community to collaborate with artists on public art works, with the belief that community life is transformed through the tradition of mural making.” They describe themselves as one of the Phoenixville’s newest groups at the Phoenix Village Art Center, and plan to partner with local businesses, community members and residents to install beautiful art throughout our area. 

The new Flag mural was painted entirely by volunteers from the local community, with over 20 volunteers contributing more than 82 hours to the project. A special thank you is noted for Barry Chendorian, who allowed the use of his cherry picker to reach the top of the wall.

If you want to help on future mural projects, the Mural Arts Movement is still looking for volunteers and people to get involved in the both the planning and painting of project murals around town. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Village Art Center and announces its volunteer opportunities through their website at http://www.phoenixvillageartcenter.org/mural-arts-movement/ as well as their Phoenixville Mural Arts Movement Facebook page.  You can also get in touch with them at phxvillage@verizon.net

The West End Fire Company is located at 801 West Bridge Street, Phoenixville. Please drop by and thank the fire company for their support of this new and wonderful initiative to beautify Phoenixville!  Light refreshments will be provided.  An ambulance will be available to view.

Rebecca Lynn October 18, 2012 at 01:47 PM
I like it!
Ed Roper October 18, 2012 at 02:38 PM
We'd be interested in hearing from those neighbors, they can feel free to send a copy of the "petition" to info@phoenixvillemurals.org. Also we have board meetings every first and third wednesday of the month at 7pm at the Phoenix Village Art Center for anybody who wishes to actually get involved and provide input for future projects.
George Hughes October 19, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Hideous looking . If I want to see grafitti I'll drive down to Philly and ride around !
Sarah Hazel October 23, 2012 at 01:00 AM
I think it's awesome! I only wish I had been able to donate some time to work on it with you! One of these days I will be able to be a part of one of these community murals!


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