On Saturday, May 11 a new mural, which also acts as official town signage, was unveiled at the Community Garden in downtown Denton, MD. This project, funded by Downtown Denton Main Street and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, features artwork by local artist Nicholas Tindall.
Goals for this project include welcoming visitors to Denton, as well as bringing members of the community together to participate in activities and entertainment in the Community Park, which features a performance stage and new vegetable gardens.
The new mural sign consists of six different large scale painted panels, each featuring unique floral artwork and native species of Maryland. “We spent time thinking about the specific content of the mural and decided that it should feature floral specimens native to our State. Of course, we had to include the Black-Eyed Susan, in addition to several other interesting and colorful varieties,” says artist Nicholas Tindall.
Denton hosted their annual event, Spring Thing, featuring local artisans, live music, and an outdoor Plein Air painting competition involving youth participants as well as known professional artists from the area.
Donations were collected to raise money for local causes and awards were given to best paintings from the event. A dedication ceremony for the new mural and official town signage took place that afternoon to conclude the festivities.
You can visit the new Community Garden in Denton on Gay Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets. Various activities and performances will take place throughout the year.
For more information about upcoming community events, visit: DowntownDenton.com and CarolineArts.org.
Nicholas Tindall is a self-taught local artist from Easton, MD. To view more of his projects and upcoming events, visit NicholasTindall.com.