The Schuylkill River Trail to Become a Walk of Art
The Public Installation is Saturday, April 27
POTTSTOWN – A section of the Schuylkill River Trail will be transformed into a walk of art at Riverfront Park on Saturday, April 27.
The 100-foot trail mural is being installed between the park’s pollinator garden and amphitheater. Community members from throughout the region will be joining the special event to help paint.
Two public meetings about the mural project were held in March. Attendees created nature drawings to submit toward the final design of the mural outline. Jody Wenzel, a retired Pottstown School District art teacher, is currently painting the outline onto the trail and incorporating several of the designs created by the public.
The mural will include nature and wildlife representations found throughout the Schuylkill River Watershed. The watershed is a land area which encompasses about 2,000 square miles and is the largest watershed that feeds into the Delaware River.
The art mural will celebrate the watershed’s natural beauty and heritage as well as help connect people to two significant resources within the region, the Schuylkill River and Schuylkill River Trail.
The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area invites area residents and community groups to attend the public mural installation. People who would like to paint the mural on Saturday must sign up for a time slot. To register for a time, CLICK HERE. People who attend the installation without registering first might not get to paint since only a limited amount of supplies are available. Community and school groups interested in participating should contact Le’Santha Naicker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schuylkill River Trail mural is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and several generous individuals. For more information about the mural project, visit the Schuylkill River Greenways website at schuylkillriver.org or call 484-945-0200.