With the endorsement of the Mayor and Town Council, the Manville Arts Council is proud to announce their newest program, Murals on Main. The goal of this program is to help transform Manville’s Main Street through the installation of murals along our primary thoroughfares. We believe that the infusion of art along these corridors will inspire the Manville community as well as surrounding areas to see our town in a new light and as a supportive home for the Arts in Central NJ.
Our first mural design and location will be on the Manville Public Library. The Manville Branch of the Somerset County Library System is more than just a place to check out books. This building acts as a community center for our town. Many community groups and organizations use the library as a place to hold their meeting and host events. The concept of the proposed library mural endeavors to showcase how the library supports our community.
This trompe l’oeil mural creates a nook where books and different items have been placed to represent many of the local groups as well as some of the library’s most popular programs over the past five years. Each time viewer's look at the artwork they will see a new item they never noticed before inspiring them to discover what the item represents. We hope this mural will motivate the residents of Manville to find their own way to make positive impact within the community.
The mural will be installed on the east facing exterior wall next to the Library entrance and to the right of the book drop, under the newly installed exterior light.
There are many ways you can be involved and help with this installation. In the near future we will be holding events for community groups to paint. Fill out the form below to volunteer. Or show your support with a MoM shirt or make a monetary donation.
Show your support and order an "I Support Murals on Main" fundraiser t-shirt. The Tees are white with our blue logo on the front and a Murals on Main logo on the back. They are 100% cotton.
Screen Styles by Mitch donated the screens to print our shirts. Thank you Mitch!
Tie-dye your shirt for a unique masterpiece. Many were tie-dyed at our Community Day table that took place on September 23rd. Check out some photos of Community Day on our home page.
Join the fun and say "I Support Murals On Main" with your very own tie-dye t-shirt!
Order your shirts here.
Support Murals on Main with a monetary donation.
We are looking for volunteers to help when it comes time to paint and install the mural. If you are interested in giving back through action please sign up to become a volunteer. We will need all the painters we can get to turn this vision into a reality.