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 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 will be on view during Borough office hours (8:00am – 4:30pm) from October 5th – 8th.
We are grateful to the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County for their support of the mural installation.
Click here for a copy of the Call for artists project description and application form
Artists were invited to consider these theme ideas as they formulated 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 display submissions and invite community feedback in October. 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.
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
end October : Borough Council review and decision