Let’s paint the (down)Town!

13_copy4Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) is coordinating the 5th Annual Downtown Mural Project that will add color and creativity to the public spaces in the heart of Chambersburg. Area artists are invited to create an individual mural that will be displayed at various outdoor locations in the downtown area.

Prepared canvases (1/4” primed plywood) will be available free of charge at the Chamber office, 100 Lincoln Way East, and The Foundry, 100 S. Main St., beginning on May 15 and will be 2-by-4-feet in size. The deadline for submissions is August 1. The installation will be unveiled at a First Friday Event on September 1. The murals will be judged and awards will be announced on October 21 on the Downtown Chambersburg Facebook page. Community members of all ages are encouraged to participate.

Guidelines for Murals:
  • Must be the artist’s individual work in design and execution.
  • Advertisements and business names are prohibited.
  • Must be able to withstand outdoor display for eight months. Two coats of spar varnish or other exterior grade finish are required.
  • Content must be suitable for all ages. Committee has right to determine the suitability of work.
  • Must use a new canvas provided by the Chamber or The Foundry. Reused murals degrade more quickly. If your mural becomes damaged or degraded, it may be removed. Provided canvases are designed to fit the display areas, whereas homemade canvases or modified canvases may be unable to be displayed.
  • Your name and age must be written on the back of your entry. Please also denote on the back with an arrow which side is the top of your mural.
Submissions will be photographed and posted on the Downtown Chambersburg Facebook page. For entry forms and more information, visit www.DowntownCburg.com or call 717-264-7101.

Special thanks to the 5th Annual Downtown Mural Project presenting sponsor, Corey L. Alleman, LMFT. Supplies for the project have been donated by Carter's Lumber.