Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mural Painting Saturday and Sunday

On the heels of a wildly successful event last night (more to come on that shortly), the Crow Hill Community Association's 25th Anniversary celebrations continue this Saturday and Sunday on Eastern Parkway and Franklin, where organizers will be priming the construction fence for a mural project to be completed in September. If you were inspired by the work that CHCA has been doing over the past 25 years, this is a great opportunity to meet like-minded folks and get involved.

CHCA is supplying the paint, brushes, and rollers, but they'd love for people to bring drop cloths and ladders if they have them. Priming goes 9-5 both days, and it helps to sign up for a specific time slot by calling 917.838.2421 or going to

The mural itself will be similar to the one at the Lincoln Road exit to the Prospect Park B-Q stop. Rather than try and produce an overarching vision for the entire space (which is necessarily temporary), individual artists will each take over a single 4'x8' panel and execute their own vision. Final painting starts sometime later in the summer, but if you've got a great idea, it's not too early to stake a claim.


  1. This is great news, and I'm really glad to see the community association doing this.

    Though I'm curious as to whether they have talked to the owners of that lot. There were recently new permits issued for that site for the construction of a safety fence, so I'm wondering if that crumbling fence is being replaced, and whether primed pieces of particle board will be headed to the landfill.

  2. Yes, we have talked to the owner and have their permission- and yes it is a crumbling fence- but we expect it to be up until construction is completed- which will likely be 2-3 years.
    Please come paint till you drop (or just for 15 minutes) this weekend.