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How to Create a Mural

where? at the new mural.

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 12th Update
The Design is Blocked Out on the Wall















Last night after dark, the artist, Eric B Ricks,  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.


 

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FRIDAY AUGUST 5th  

THE WALL IS WASHED AND DRYING


DRAINAGE REPAIR (PICTURED)
WALL PATCHING 
POWER-WASHING
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! 

The following video of the lift arrival is for young friends Thomas, Philip, Alijah, Maya, Aidan, Ellie and Ru...and all our other fans.








 












WATCH THIS VIDEO of THE TALK ABOUT THE DESIGN
by Artist Eric B. Ricks
THIS PUBLIC EVENT TOOK PLACE AT
Hakuna Matata Grill in Wheaton on Sunday July 24th.
YES. Outside it was HOT. Inside it was COOL!
WATCH THE VIDEO !
video credit DiAngela Payne












 

Walkability = Sustainability

Help Make Downtown Wheaton A Great Place to Walk!

     The mural will be on a highly visible wall at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Price Avenue in Downtown Wheaton. It will be a beautiful new addition. It will help improve Wheaton's walkability and draw people who will support Wheaton’s economy. The location is 11301 Georgia Avenue where Caramelo Bakery is located. 

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     A Selection Committee  reviewed designs from three semi-finalists, taking into consideration  comments from the community. The Committee carefully reviewed them using a set of criteria and scoring system then recommended
Eric B. Ricks as the finalist.  The mural will be completed by September 9, 2022  and celebrated at The Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival on Sunday September 25, 2022.

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You Can Help By...

  • Donating Money by Clicking on the colorful box below;

  • Providing Services or Equipment;

  • Becoming 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.

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