For a limited time, the Public Art Academy is offering the opportunity for people to purchase bricks that will make up a new sidewalk underneath the Inspiration Mural in State College, Pennsylvania.
Artist's Rendition of the Walkway:
This new sidewalk will be called World Mural Walkway, a tribute to the figures from the State College and Penn State communities who have been an inspiration to so many.
Michael Pilato would like to expand the mural and add additional inspirational figures that showcase the greatness of Penn State, such as THON, the Blue Band, and Penn State's world-renowned academic programs like Agriculture, Meteorology, and Engineering.
In addition to supporting the addition of new figures to the mural, purchasing a brick will also support our ability to apply a protective coating that will shield the mural from adverse weather and acts of vandalism, extending its life and stories for years.
Individuals and organizations can purchase bricks that will be engraved with an inscription of your choosing. It's your opportunity to publicly show your support for our community.
World Mural Walkway will be made up of bricks and stones in three sizes:
We will be building this out over multiple phases, with a focus first on the portion of the sidewalk at the intersection of College Avenue & Heister Street. The breakdown is as follows:
Don't miss your chance to have your name immortalized in downtown State College!
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
MAY 2014 UPDATE:
The Public Art Academy has partnered with The Nittany Valley Society, Central Pennsylvania's non-profit cultural conservancy. You can now order your brick, bluestone, or diamond granite centerpiece directly on The Nittany Valley Society's website. We'll be able to share more information on this exciting partnership next month.
Close-up of the brick design:
phase one of the walkway: