The City of Hallowell will mark the half-way point in the Water Street road reconstruction with a weekend event on July 28 and 29 that will include a community-wide Paint the Street Party, sponsored by the Down With The Crown Committee and the unveiling of the “Murals On The Fence” Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Hallowell Arts and Cultural Committee, according to a news release from Cox Memorial United Methodist Church in Hallowell.

The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, with music and an invitation to paint the remaining portion of Water Street yet to be torn up in preparation for the second phase of road reconstruction. Brushes and paint will be furnished to anyone who wants to express their creative side using the concrete as a canvas.

The official unveiling of the hand-painted murals that have been created by members of the community since April also will take place Saturday. There now are almost 100 murals in the collection and they will be displayed together for the first time in the exhibit “Murals On The Fence” which will be hung on the construction fencing that will be erected along the West side of Water Street before the construction begins again. Murals have been painted by local artists, community members, families, schools, organizations and civic leaders and organizations. Participants in the Paint The Street Party can create a mural for the art exhibit, according to the release.

The celebration will continue with the Water Street Promenade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29. Participants can take a photo with their favorite mural and email it to [email protected] so it will be posted after the Promenade at Facebook.com/HallowellArts/ and at hallowell.org.

For more information, visit Hallowell.org.

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