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 will be on Victor "Bucky" Bukovecky's building on South Main Street. His building is next to the Bank of America parking lot. This south facing facade is perfect to showcase our flagship mural. The MAC anticipates it will begin installation of the first mural project in the Spring/Summer of 2018.
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.
Before the first can of paint is opened a design will need to be chosen.
Details: The Manville Arts Council is accepting submissions for a Mural Opportunity located in Manville NJ. This outdoor mural will be a maximum size of 20’ long by 10’ high. This is a dedicated mural space and the selected artist will receive $1,000.00 as an artist’s fee.
This is a community project that will likely involve volunteers during the installation process. All artists who submit designs will need to work side by side with these volunteers for at least 25% of the installation process.
The following items must be included in your proposal to be considered:
1) A concept sketch of your mural as well as a brief statement (no more than 500 words) about how your mural speaks to our theme “A New Beginning with a Proud Past."
2) A resume including your name, address, email, telephone number and website address (if available)
3) Images of your previous artwork. NOTE: this work does not have to be a mural but will need to show an ability to work in large scale.
Proposals should be emailed to MuralsonMain@manvillearts.org
Submissions will be accepted from October 1, 2017 – November 15th 11:59pm
This mural program is open to artists currently residing in the state of NJ. Special consideration will go to Somerset County residents and artists who live within the Manville community.
The theme for the first mural is Manville's motto, "A New Beginning with a Proud Past”
The Borough of Manville was incorporated in 1929. There are many residents with deep roots living within our town. Our aim of this mural is to honor those roots while also celebrating the future generations within our community. We encourage you to research our town. Information on the history of Manville can be found at the Manville Branch of the Somerset County Library System and our Borough website: manvillenj.org.
If you have any questions regarding this proposal process or the Murals on Main program please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.