project leader
Pam B
location
16th Street
(Sharpsburg)
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Sharpsburg Update

the project

The essence of a community mural is the way in which it brings people together to achieve a goal that is both distinctive and gratifying. It is a combination of experience, beauty, and legacy that joins all ages and backgrounds. 

Even though Sharpsburg appears to be small on the map, it is huge in the richness of history, dedication to family, and continues to grow as a multicultural neighborhood. With this in mind, bringing a mural project to Sharpsburg is a worthy pursuit. Also for these reasons, the chosen subject is the tree of life, an ageless symbol representing the growth of family, community, and spiritualism. 

The vision and hope of this mural is to enhance a feeling of fellowship, promote our local talent by giving citizens the opportunity to successfully have a voice, and to strengthen the connection between our schools and our community. 

It is with gratitude that we thank you for considering a partnership with this endeavor. Donations to this project are doubled through the ioby Artists Lead matching program. 

Three years of community artists have collaboratively designed and painted this mural, with local teenagers and community gardeners. There is wide support for this mural as a community development project for Sharpsburg's main street. We have support from local artists neighbors, local businesses, the Sharpsburg Aspinwall Rotary Club, Guyasuta Committee, Store Express, Care Builders, Roots of Faith, and Circles Sharpsburg. 

The site of the mural was originally donated by Ron Libengood and subsequently donated by Hitchhikers Brewing. 

the steps

Artists from throughout the community will paint and install the mural throughout the summer. 

why we're doing it

We are celebrating the rich cultural legacy in Sharpsburg by bringing neighbors together through art on our main street. 

budget

Materials to install the mural panels that are painted indoor. Artists will construct and finish the painting, for which we'll need more materials. We'll be getting rain barrels installed and new gutters to water the garden. Some reconstruction to repair garden beds. 

 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $12,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $654
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $392
TOTAL TO RAISE = $13,082

updates

Sharpsburg Update

In consideration of the sheltering in place order and several people losing their income, we felt it was inappropriate asking for donations, possibly adding to already existing hardships.

Now that we are coming out not only from quarantine, but also in solidarity for equal rights, the concept of our mural fits even more so with the events of the day. The goal and creation of our mural has always been to unite all people by celebrating our diversity. 

Please help us in completing our endeavor so our mural can stand as a symbol of interconnection and unity.

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Brenda N.
  • Brittany Reno
  • S.W.
  • Sharpsburg/Apinwall Rotary Club
  • Anonymous
  • Val Panza Copeland
  • The Kumta Family
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Colleen L.