Majestic Park in Gardiner is getting a makeover: two community murals will be painted on its walls this year.
Committee members Joshua Platt and Andy Lewis presented the project to the town board at the town board meeting on March 14.
The project will be broken up into two stages. The first stage will be a rotating mural created by local artists that will change annually. The mural painting will coincide with the Gardiner Open Studio Tour. The mural will be painted over four days during the week of May 27, before the tour on June 15 and 16.
The initial painting will be completed by graffiti artists Lady Pink and Roger Smith. The mural will be painted on the handball/tennis wall facing the Frisbee golf course.
“We chose Lady Pink and Roger because they are Gardiner residents and are world renowned muralists who also have experience with community-based murals,” Platt said.
The second phase will be a community mural painted on Gardiner Day. Mural ideas will come from Gardiner residents under 18. Flyers at the Gardiner Library will focus on the question: “What does Gardiner mean to you?” Poetry, words and drawings are encouraged.
Lady Pink and Roger Smith will then collage ideas, develop a mural painting and send it to Gardiner Parks and Recreation for approval. On Gardiner Day, Lady Pink and Roger Smith will implement mural ideas. The mural will be painted on the handball/tennis wall facing the basketball court.
“The project will enhance the aesthetics of the park, show the importance of public art in Gardiner and bring the community together as we work together to create the second mural for Gardiner Day,” Platt said.