One hot and bright Saturday afternoon in May found this blogger and her camera at 310 West Chelten Avenue in Germantown.
Why, you ask?
Well, community residents were participating in a Community Paint Day, led by muralist Jon Laidacker, all in an effort to lay the groundwork for what will be a spectacular mural sponsored by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and other community stakeholders.
There was a lot of painting going on. They were trying to recruit me to paint, but I was just there snapping a few photos. What’s neat about this project is that it coincides with a significant amount of revitalization that is either in progress or coming to the area.
Here is a rendering of what the mural will look like once it’s finished sometime this summer.
Newsworks has provided extensive reportage of the mural project, including a story on the Community Paint Day at the site of the mural.
If you live in, work in, or just plain love Germantown, won’t you take a moment to check out this project and lend your support?
Peace and blessings.