A brand new mural is planned in Perkasie Borough. The mural will be installed in May and June of 2018, on a large retaining wall, on 7th St, behind Perkasie Borough Hall.
Borough Council approved the recommendation to install Tim Gibson’s “Ten Thousand Flowers – Perkasie” . The recommendation was made by a Selection Committee comprised of local residents, business owners, artists and civic groups as well as a representative from the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County. The mural is the first in the Ten Thousand Flower project mural series, which will see flower murals installed in small towns across America. Tim will return to Perkasie to “plant” the very last flower on the wall. Tim was also the Eagle Scout who painted the existing mural in the historic trolley tunnel on 7th St.
We are seeking volunteers to help with prepping, painting and sealing the wall. Interested parties should contact the Borough’s Event Coordinator at email@example.com.
We are grateful to the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County for their support of the mural installation.
We are still seeking sponsors to help defray the cost of the mural project. Sponsors will be acknowledged on the Borough’s website and social media accounts, and at the mural ribbon cutting event in June, 2018. Sponsors of $750+ will receive acknowledgement on the wall. Interested parties should contact the Borough’s event coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals, groups and organizations were invited to submit creative ideas for the mural. The deadline for submissions was September 30th, 2017.
Residents and businesses are invited to view and vote on the submissions received by the Borough. The display was on view to the public at Borough Hall from October 5th – 8th.
Click here for a copy of the Call for artists project description and application form
A Selection Committee made up of representatives from local civic groups, residents, business owners and art organizations determined a recommendation for review and approval by Borough Council.
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 30th: Submssion deadline
October 5th – 8th: Review period
December : Borough Council review and decision
May, 2018: Wall cleaning and prep
June 2018: Wall painting, including Community Paint Days