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96-foot long mural brightens Sharon City Plaza

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Question? What is 96 feet wide and 17-and-a-half feet high in the city of Sharon? Answer: It is a brand new mural painted by ten volunteer artists.

Random Acts of Artists Incorporated, a not-for-profit organization, recently completed a 1,680 square foot mural on the South side of the Cricket Wireless store in the Sharon City Plaza, 140 S Water Ave, Sharon, PA. It sits directly across from the Sharon Municipal Building on W. Connelly Blvd.

The mural features a bright and colorful background with the silhouettes of 40 Sharon High School students painted in the foreground.

The students are posed in various positions which represent the students' interest in sports, and activities they love to do. The title of the mural, “Choose to Fly” is a phrase that hopes to inspire students everywhere to choose to make the most of their future.

The mural was made possible through the cooperative efforts of the entire community. The silhouettes of students were provided by, Sean Enoch, the Art Instructor at Sharon High School.

The project was partially funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Stream Project grant issued through the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Additional support came from donations by several local businesses and Daniel Frija, owner of the Sharon City Plaza.

Ten artists who belong to the Random Acts of Artists group, volunteered all of their time and talent to paint the mural. It was completed in 3 days and took over 200 man-hours to complete.

There will be a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the mural once the final touches have been added.

This is the most recent of several art installations created in Sharon by RAA in the past two years including; the “Flower Garden Gallery” located on W. Connelly Blvd., the “Random Interface Alley”, the “Literary Garden” at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley, the “Dueling Pianos” and “World Peace Drum” located on West State Street beside George Junior Republic sculpture “It's a Wonderful World”, and the “Gallery Garden” located in the River Garden Park.

Each of the art installations is done at no cost to the public. The time talent and much of the art materials for those projects were donated by the individual artists. There is an “Art Walk” map available at various locations in downtown Sharon that locates these art installations and many other artistic points of interest in Sharon.  

Those wishing to become a member of Random Acts of Artists, Inc. or to make a tax-deductible donation, may visit their website www.randomactsofartists.com

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