Painting the Town Ocean City-Style
Twelve volunteer artists create public art on traffic signal boxes at prominent intersections.
Nancy Palermo has a good start on a classic "Greetings From Ocean City" postcard outside the Ocean City Post Office at Ninth Street and Ocean Avenue.
Sue Rau is getting started on dalmatians outside the Ocean City Fire Department at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue.
Palermo and Rau were two of the 12 artists who were outside on Monday painting on public property. Volunteers of the Community Art Projects organization are now in their seventh year of a mission to beautify Ocean City through public art. The artists were using traffic signal boxes and other similar equipment as their canvasses.
Rau's dalmatians will overlook a giant mural on the side of the Fire Department that she also helped create. Palermo is working on her third traffic signal box in town.
Palermo and Rau are just a pair of the 12 talented volunteers who will continue work today and possibly through the week on their creations. To follow their progress, check the following locations:
- 9th and Boardwalk: Aaron Bender
- 10th and Boardwalk: Lilly O'Brien
- 11th and Boardwalk: Trevor Blanth
- 13th and Boardwalk: Matthew Rotella
- 14th and Boardwalk: Spencer Belz
- Post Office (9th and Ocean): Nancy Palermo
- Tennis Court (Atlantic Avenue): Shawna Mulford
- 6th and Asbury: Sue Rau
- 6th and West: Doug Beckert
- 8th and West: Brian Weaver
- 10th and Asbury: Carla Migliaccio
- 18th and West: Ginny Mulford
These boxes will double the number of Community Art Projects has painted in Ocean City.