Maynard Mural Project Seeks Contributions

The Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee, in partnership with the Maynard Cultural Council are excited to announce the next “Maynard as a Canvas” mural project and are seeking community contributions.

The theme is Maynard: Past, Present and Future.

The Maynard Select Board has approved using a Naylor Court wall in Maynard’s Cultural District for the new mural. This prominent site is a highly visible feature in the ongoing revitalization of this area. For more information on this site and on the mural project itself, please visit this site: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8809

As we slowly emerge from the limitations placed on public gatherings by the events of the past year, it is projects such as this that will add to the enjoyment of our outdoor spaces here in town. As we celebrate our town’s 150th anniversary, a mural in a downtown public space offers us an opportunity to learn about the town’s past, participate in its present and look forward to our future through the lens of art.

Mural Curator Erik Hansen is spearheading this effort and the design selection will be a competition that focuses on Massachusetts artists. A jury comprised of representatives of the community, local artists and the Maynard Cultural Council will choose the winning design. This winning design will be announced later this spring.

Funding for this project is well underway. Funds have been granted by the Maynard Cultural District in support of Massachusetts COVID impacted artists. The Maynard Sesquicentennial Committee, the Maynard Community Enhancement Fund and several local citizens have also pledged contributions. Local artists have agreed to donate their labor and tools to prepare the wall for the application of the mural.

If you would like to contribute:

Checks can be made out to “Town of Maynard” and sent to:

Town of Maynard 
Attn: Cultural Council Mural Fund
195 Main Street
Maynard, MA 01754

or venmo: @maynardmural – last 4 digits 8525

Any questions email: culturaldistrict@townofmaynard.net

Thank You!