Mamaroneck Historical Murals
Celebrate Spring Break 2019 with the Mamaroneck Historical Murals project!
Between April 13 and April 28, renowned street artists from around the world will create five spectacular murals in Mamaroneck that pay tribute to the diversity, artistic heritage, and rich history of our ‘Friendly Village’. We invite you to be part of this fantastic community experience.
The international artists who will bring their talent to our community are Victor Ash (Denmark), Mr Cenz (UK), Shalak Attack (Canada, Chile), Bruno Smoky (Brazil) and Loic Ercolessi (France).
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Sat. April 13th to Thur. April 18th: Meet the Artist Series
See the artists in action as they transform six Village walls and reveal the soul of Mamaroneck.
Monday April 16th: Spray Paint Workshop
Learn and practice mural painting techniques. Open to all ages. Led by Street Art for Mankind and sponsored by the Village of Mamaroneck Recreation Department
April 13 to April 17: Mamaroneck Mural Film Series
Watch movies starring Lillian Gish, Ethel Barrymore, and Matt Dillon, who lived and worked in Mamaroneck Village and are the subjects of a mural on “The Artist Scene.” Showings at the Mamaroneck Library Community Room.
Monday April 15th and Tuesday 16th: The Story of the Skinny House
A story told by its builder’s granddaughter, Julie Seely.
Sun. April 28th: Mamaroneck Art Walk
Join the fun as we inaugurate the Mamaroneck Historical Murals!
1pm – Opening ceremony at Columbus Park
1:30pm – guided walk from mural to mural
3:30pm - Reception, Emelin Theater & Mamaroneck public library
Don’t forget to download the free app “Behind the wall” for a full interactive experience.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY
Mamaroneck History and Heritage:
The Mamaroneck Historical Murals will feature five fascinating stories of our Village, spanning hundreds of years. These topics and themes were selected by The Mamaroneck Historical Society to illustrate key elements in our past and symbolize the character of our community.
Native American Origins. We are a village proud of its origins, the pre-European peoples who lived on and around Mamaroneck Harbor
A Village on the Sound. From fishing and boat building to leisure, our beautiful waterfront has been important to our economy and development
A Storied Art Scene. For more than a century, Mamaroneck has hosted significant cultural figures and institutions representing a range of artistic forms
A Community Built on Diversity. For centuries, people of diverse ethnicity and origin have made the Friendly Village their home.
The Skinny House. The inspiring story of an iconic Village landmark showing friendship and community during hard times.
With the support of the Village of Mamaroneck, the Mamaroneck Mural Project is sponsored and organized by the Mamaroneck Historical Society and Street Art for Mankind, the local non-profit that previously produced and curated the Larchmont Historical Murals. Former Village Trustee Leon Potok serves as team facilitator.
The project has been made possible thanks the generosity and financial support of our local businesses. A special thank you to:
Financial Sponsors of the Five Murals:
Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council
Richard Leimgruber - Ameriprise
MADE: my art + design experience
The Mason M.V.S.
Sarah Newman - The New Jewish Home
ASAP ETC INC.
Mamaroneck Historical Society
Cash and In-Kind Donors:
Residence Inn Marriott New Rochelle
Radisson New Rochelle
Elizabeth and Leon Potok
The Sound Maritime Group, Inc.
Rick and Phyllis Kaskel
The Meier Family
MADE: my art + design experience
Daniel J. Purcell
Special Thanks to:
Mamaroneck Public Library
American Legion Post 90
Village of Mamaroneck Recreation Department
Our project is not fully funded yet. Please help by becoming a financial sponsor (contact email us at MuralsVOM@gmail.com for details), or by making a direct donation using the link above.