Perkasie Borough is working on a project to create a brand new community mural to be installed on a large retaining wall, on 7th St, behind Perkasie Borough Hall.
Individuals, groups and organizations are invited to submit creative ideas for the mural. The deadline for submissions is September 20th, 2017. Please return submissions to Borough Hall, 620 W. Chestnut St.
Click here for a copy of the Call for artists project description and application form
Artists may consider these theme ideas as they formulate their submissions:
- “Timeline with a Twist”: Timeline of Perkasie to the present day and, perhaps, a vision of the town’s future. The timeline need not be literal, but should show key events in Perkasie’s history.
- “Perkasie People”: How people make Perkasie great, whether through volunteerism, the industries that have sustained Perkasie through the ages or famous people who were born or lived here.
- “Perkasie Landmarks”: Well-known landmarks that make Perkasie identifiable: the carousel, the clock, the covered bridge, more.
The Borough will hold a public meeting to display submissions and to invite community feedback in September. A Selection Committee made up of representatives from local civic groups, residents, business owners and art organizations will determine a short list of designs for review and final selection by Borough Council.
Weather permitting, the Borough hope to have the mural installed by the end of the year.
Lead artist on the project is Perkasie resident, Tim Gibson who played a key role in the mural currently installed in Perkasie’s historic Trolley Tunnel on 7th St. Tim painted that mural back in 2011 as part of Girl Scout Meghan Kennedy’s Silver Award Project. Tim will lead the implementation of the mural.
The tentative project schedule, which is weather dependent, is as follows:
September 20th: Submssion deadline
September 25th – 29th: Review period
October 2nd: Borough Council review and decision