Mural project planned in Ticonderoga

— The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, with support from Aubuchon Hardware and Benjamin Moore Paints, is beginning a mural contest on Ticonderoga buildings to incorporate public art in the community's revitalization strategy.

The winner of the contest will receive a $500 prize. In addition to the prize, the necessary standard supplies and materials to apply the mural to the building, as well as room and board during the project, will be provided to the winner.

The mural will also be a key feature of the alliance’s cultural arts initiative.

The mural theme should related to the 250th celebration of the settlement of Ticonderoga, 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Champlain (War of 1812), 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the community’s industrial history or its natural landscape and beauty.

The selected mural will utilize the entire side of the 176 Champlain Ave. in Ticonderoga.

Interested artists should send a cover letter, complete application form, one-page narrative, final design and $25 application fee to the alliance office by 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15.

For more information, contact the alliance office at 565-0054 or send an email to jwoods@ticonderoga-alliance.org.

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