Chester Community Murals Program

MuralsBelieving that the arts can make a profound difference in building a sense of community, the Community Arts Center has joined in cooperative efforts with area schools and organizations completing mural projects in nearby Chester, PA.

The King Project – Pieces of Peace Project

A project of the Community Arts Center in partnership with the Chester Martin Luther King Commemorative Committee.

In 2009, the Community Arts Center partnered with MLK Commemorative Committee and hundreds of community member to create Carry the Light, a mural celebrating King’s time in Chester (at Calvary Baptist Church). More > The Pieces of Peace Project is the next phase of this partnership. The project will bring together youth and adults in a community-building process around the theme of non-violence It will include various events and activities and will culminate in a series of quilt-themed murals. The kick off for this project was a MLK Celebration in 2011 and will continue through the Spring of 2012. This project was designed to bring together community members to grieve, to celebrate and to advocate for change. For more information and update on this project check out our project blog:

Chester High School –

In cooperation with Chester High School and the Chester Youth Collaborative (an initiative of Crozer-Keystone’s Wellness Center), Community Arts Center recently completed three new murals in the lobby of Chester High School. Murals were completed by students in the Chester High School Mural Project under the guidance of mural artist and teacher Paul Downie. More >

Also in Chester –

In cooperation with partner organizations, Community Arts Center has completed several mural projects including a mosaic mural at Stetser Elementary School and a large three wall mural at the J. Lewis Crozer Library in Chester. CAC’s Community Mural Project is working with residents of the Chester Housing Authority on an indoor mural at one of the public housing sites.

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