A mural is in the works for downtown Manchester. The Manchester Chamber Pride Week Committee received a suggestion to improve the corner of Franklin and Main Streets downtown and the committee believes a mural is a good way to do that. Chamber Director Jack Klaus says the mural will be painted on the side of the “Roses in the Snow” building on the southwest corner of the intersection.
Klaus says they hope to take the siding off the side of the building and replace it with stucco, which will be a better base for paint. They’ll also try to incorporate lighting as part of the project. The project is estimated to cost between fifteen and twenty-thousand dollars, so fundraising efforts will be necessary. Volunteers will also be needed to help with physical labor. But committee member Wes Schulte says right now, the focus is on gathering ideas for the mural itself.
Ideas can be submitted through a sketch or just a description of what you think the mural should look like. The committee stresses that you don’t need to be an artist to contribute an idea. Ideas for Manchester’s mural can be submitted to the Manchester Chamber office (either by phone, mail, email or in-person). The Chamber will accept ideas through the end of January.
(Photo courtesy of KMCH News Director Janelle Tucker)