As you may have heard, a grant from state Sen. Daylin Leach is going to fund a mural at the corner of DeKalb and Lafayette streets to act as a welcome gateway to Norristown for folks coming from the DeKalb Street Bridge. The theme for the mural will be "Celebrating 200 Years of Arts, Culture and Commerce – Past, Present and Future."
Leach, along with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Project will host a presentation on the proposed mural on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at Norristown Municipal Hall. Norristown Municipal Council and local arts groups are calling for Norristown residents and art lovers to attend the presentation to offer support and learn more about the project.
"One of the most important elements in making a successful mural project is public support," said Councilman William Caldwell in an email. "I am asking you all to come out to show support for this important public art project. We are looking to fill municipal hall with local artists, art lovers and all those who support the idea of bringing the arts alive in Norristown."
Read more about the mural project here.