Thurmont East Main Street Mural Celebration
The town of Thurmont celebrated the completion of the final stage of the Main Street Mural Project with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. The East Main Street mural was supported by a $5,000 General Grant to bring vibrant, public artwork to the community. Several businesses, community organizations, funders, private donors, and fundraising efforts helped make this project a reality.
Artist Yemi Fagbohun transformed the former Trolley Electrical Station with murals and vignettes depicting activities, events, history and more unique to Thurmont including biking, hiking fishing, camping, Cunningham Falls, the Annual Colorfest, fallen heroes, the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve, and Presidents who have visited Camp David since 1942. The subjects of the panel and vignettes were decided in collaboration with the Thurmont Mayor, Commissioners and fellow organizations. Thurmont High School art students were also given the opportunity to work with a professional artist by assisting in the painting for the vignettes.
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