The Norristown Mural Project Community Paint Day planned for Sunday at has been cancelled and organizers have yet to reschedule the event.
The event was intended to give residents an opportunity to have a hand in creating the mural designed by Philadelphia artist Matthew Bush that will eventually be installed on the southern wall of the building at 201 DeKalb Street (at the corner of Lafayette and DeKalb streets.) The mural is meant to act as a welcome gateway to Norristown for folks coming from the DeKalb Street Bridge.
"A mural, more than other art forms, requires that the artist remove him or herself, and act as a vehicle," Bush told Patch in an email interview. "The work will belong to the community, and if it is to be successful, it must derive of that community as well... The ideas for the design were the products of a and the resulting design was , with no dissenting votes."
The mural is being funded by a state grant secured by state Sen. Daylin Leach's office. Several public meetings have been held over the last few months to hear input from residents and stake holders on the content of the mural.
Check back with Norristown Patch for updated information about the event as it becomes available.