W. Chelten Ave. mural closer to becoming Germantown reality [Gallery]

It has been nearly a year since Germantown first heard about artist Jon Laidacker’s plan for a new community mural at 310 W. Chelten Ave.

Since then, the effort has seen calls for ideas from locals and numerous community painting days for residents.

That included one in May during which Laidacker, assistant Charles Newman and about 10 volunteers adorned reddish parachute cloth with acrylic paint.

They did this knowing those panels would ultimately serve as the framework for a mural on the wall donated by building owner Ken Weinstein.

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Well, late last week, that’s exactly what was happening along W. Chelten Ave. as two artists were standing atop a scissor lift and applying the panels to the wall.

While it looked as if the mural was forming right before passersby eyes, the artists said that they were merely putting the framework in place and expected to be painting well into December, or “until we get snowed out.”

NewsWorks will keep you apprised of the project’s progress.

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