The enhancement of public places by integrating the creative work of artists improves the pedestrian experience and promotes vibrancy, creativity and livelihood in the community. The presence of and access to public art enlivens public areas and their grounds and makes them more welcoming. It creates a deeper interaction with the places where we live, work, and visit. Public art illuminates the diversity and history of a community, and points to its aspirations for the future.
Avon's first mural was completed in 2015 and a second mural was completed in 2021.
The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships mural is located on Lettuce Shed Lane.
The exterior of the Avon Recreation Center got a whole lot less dreary with the installation of a new mural tin June 2021. A jury panel comprised of local art professionals and town staff recently selected Pat Milbery to complete the project. A local contest was held to name the mural: Enjoy Life! | Disfrute la vida!
The intent of the Mural Project is to create a significant landmark, focal point, and gateway between the east entry to Harry A. Nottingham Park and the Main Street Mall which inspires community, conversation, connection; and, identifies Avon as an art community.