WALKABILITY = SUSTAINABILITY
Help make Downtown Wheaton a great place to walk!
Our new mural in Wheaton, Maryland will be celebrated on
Saturday, September 24, 2022
4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M
Short program at 5:00 P.M.
Come meet the artist, Eric B. Ricks!
Blow Bubbles! Draw! Color!
See Yourself in Eric's cool Kaleidoscope!
Take pictures in Front of the Mural!
Bring family, friends, children and pets!
The mural is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Price Avenue in Downtown Wheaton. It is a beautiful new addition. It will help improve Wheaton's walkability and draw people who will support Wheaton’s economy. It is at 11301 Georgia Avenue where Caramelo Bakery is located. It is near the Wheaton Streetery where Price Avenue meets Elkins Street.
You're cordially invited!
Come celebrate the finished mural on September 24th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at 11301 Georgia Ave. by the Wheaton Streetery.
Hope to see you there!
August 23rd Update
Muralist, Eric B. Ricks, gives a free class on "How to Create a Mural".
August 17th Update
Let there be COLOR! Things are coming along swimmingly.
August 12th Update
The design is blocked out on the wall. Eric B. Ricks, the muralist, projected the mural design on the wall to position the butterflies and hummingbirds. Earlier in the day, he had already created guidelines for the geometric background and placed the two mandalas. Today, he is expected the delivery of the many colors of spray paint he will be using.
August 5th Update
The wall is washed and drying. Drainage repair (pictured), wall patching, and power washing have been completed. The wall must now dry. Priming too soon after power washing can trap moisture within the porous masonry and mortar of the wall. Moisture in the wall can bubble up from the pores over time and break the seal of the coating and cause peeling of the painted mural. Due to the rain and high humidity since the power washing was completed, we have not had enough time under the right conditions, for the wall to dry adequately. We are waiting until we do. The forecast shows a rainy week ahead. Wish for dry weather soon!
July 24th Update
Eric B. Ricks talks about the mural at a community event hosted at the Hakuna Matata grill in Wheaton. It was hot outside, but we were cool inside.
August 12th — Eric B. Ricks, the muralist, projected the mural design on the wall to position the butterflies and hummingbirds.
August 5th — Video of the lift arrival for our young friends Thomas, Philip, Alijah, Maya, Aidan, Ellie, Ru, and all our other fans!
July 24 — Video of muralist, Eric B. Ricks, talking about the mural at the community event hosted at Hakuna Matata Grill.
Video credit: DiAngela Payne
September 2 — Video of muralist, Eric B. Ricks, adding some finishing touches to the completed mural. Watch his shadow carefully as it helps him out!
WE NEED YOU!
Donate money to add more public art to Wheaton by clicking on the button below;
Consider providing services or equipment;
Become a sponsor for $5000 and be featured on this website, be acknowledged at the celebration in September, and receive a photo of you and your guests in front of the mural that you can display at your business and on your website.
Tuesday September 20th !
The Mural and Lighting
are now FUNDED!
Thank you to Our Sponsors
and Individual Donors!
Thank you to our friends and sponsors below who support the work of The Art and Walkability Project in Wheaton.
Be a sponsor and your name will appear in this space.
Thank you to our partner and fiscal sponsor, One Montgomery Green.
This project is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.
This project is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
The Montgomery County Planning Department
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission