West Reading Elm Street Program Dedicating Ten New Murals
The West Reading Elm Street program will be dedicating ten new murals as part of the Cherry Street Mural Corridor on Friday, November 17th at 9:30 am at the Corner of South 6th & Cherry.
Students from WREC & JSHS created one of these amazing murals by participating in the ESCAPE – Summer STEAM Academy directed by Michael Miller, art teacher in the WASD. This program was funded by a grant from the Wyomissing Area Education Foundation (WAEF).
The Mural Corridor is a three-block outdoor art gallery between South 4th and South 7th Avenues. The new pieces of public art bring the total number of completed murals to 24 with a goal of five more next year based on donations. The goals of the Mural Corridor include: to beautify neglected public space that borders Wester Reading’s commercial and residential areas, to encourage healthy physical activity through walking, and to attract more visitors to Berks County and add their dollars to circulate in our local regional economy.