School Street Mural Unveiling
September 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
On Friday, September 1, during the First Friday art walk, there will be a special mural unveiling for the Farnsworth-led mural arts project on School Street, on the wall of the Grasshopper Shop in downtown Rockland. The gathering will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., on School Street, between Main and Union Streets, with a public address scheduled for 6 p.m. This is the eight consecutive year, that the Farnsworth participates in First Fridays, thanks to a sponsorship from the First National Bank. During First Fridays, the museum is open free of charge to the public from 5 to 8 p.m.
The mural arts project has been made possible thanks in part to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The purpose of this Farnsworth-led project is to engage local youth in creating public art in downtown Rockland. The project has been guided by local community mural artist Alexis Iammarino. She was joined by Canadian-born mural artist Melissa Luk, who has created mural projects on multiple continents, most recently in the west-African nation of Gabon. The mural was also completed with help of local artists and volunteers of all ages, the youngest of which was 7 and the oldest 80 years old. The mural unveiling will celebrate the efforts of all those involved, give the public the opportunity to meet the artists and toast this new addition to the cultural vibrancy of Rockland’s downtown.