Montclair Street Quilt

Would you like the chance to be part of a public art project? This weekend, you can make your mark on the first square of the Montclair Street Quilt. It will be painted at one of the Township’s 4-way-stop intersections and organizers need your help.

The project is the idea of Haley Winstead, a rising freshman at Montclair High School and Cadette Girl Scout with Troop 44, who decided to pursue a community building public art project by working with neighbors to paint a street mural as her Girl Scout Silver Award project. Haley’s project is being done in partnership with Montclair Township, the Montclair Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee, Bike&Walk Montclair and the Eat. Play. Live… Better coalition. The Street Quilt is envisioned to be a series of painted intersection murals at 4-way stops throughout town.

Back in June, Baristanet wrote about the project and the contest for design submissions.

Designs submitted by Montclair middle school and rising middle school students were reviewed by a selection committee. Three designs provided the inspiration for the final mural:

  • Emma Demefack’s entry included a motif that forms the center of the final design. Emma is a rising 6th grader at Renaissance Middle School.
  • Denise Hindi, a rising 7th grader at Glenfield Middle School, provided inspiration for aspects of the design.
  • Zoe Rosenberg, a rising freshman at Montclair High School, provided inspiration for aspects of the design.

The design was originally scheduled to be painted at the intersection of Chestnut and North Fullerton, but pending work by PSE&G dictated the move. So ti will now be done at the intersection of Chestnut and Forest Street.

Painting day is this Sunday, August 16 (rain date is Sunday, August 23). The organizers are looking for volunteers to help with painting and clean-up from 10 am – noon, noon – 2 pm, and 2 pm – 4 pm. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for one or more time slot and can do so by emailing here or by visiting the Facebook page.

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