Beautify the Barriers Painting Project

Beautify the barriersLast year ten local artists painted murals on the line of concrete "jersey" barriers near the exit of our parking lot, transforming them into fabulous artwork! We are now seeking artists to repaint the barriers with new designs that tie into 2022's Summer Learning Program theme, "Oceans of Possibilities." The Beautify the Barriers project will be publicly unveiled in early June 2022 where artists will be recognized for their creations. The art will be displayed for approximately one year.

Apply to Beautify the Barriers! Download an application (PDF, 443KB, 4 pages) or pick one up at the library. Completed applications must be received by March 1, 2022. Email completed applications to Ilse at, drop them off at the library, or mail to 16 N. Walnut St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. 

Successful applicants must complete their painting during the month of May 2022. The barriers will be re-painted with a white base coat in April, and bordered with freshly groomed landscaping. Artists are to supply their own materials. Here are some tips and tricks from the artists who participated in 2021.

Questions? Please contact Ilse Kryemadhi at or Arn Howald at or call 717-766-0171.

Take a look at the 2021 designs!

Copyrighted Artwork Samples for the Summer Learning Program
These are representative samples of the artwork that will be used to promote the Summer Learning Program. They are not to be replicated on the barriers.

Summer Learning Program sample artwork




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December 07, 2021