Take in the Chestnut Street Mural and the recently added Souderton Headlines Murals located throughout Souderton. You can see work from a variety of artists and hear them talk about their work by following along on our self-guided Souderton Art Walk. Use the Souderton App or check out our street art map to locate your favorite murals and snap a picture for that perfect instagram shot. #soudertonartwalk
Souderton Headlines Murals
In a new initiative, the Souderton Business Improvement District repurposed vintage newspaper vending machines and have given them a new lease on life. They are fulfilling 2 great needs here: beautification through public art and providing maps of our businesses. Watch for these machines to pop up in their permanent locations throughout Souderton. Make sure to take a look at the map and check out all of our great businesses. Maps will be inside the machines, mounted permanently to the top, and you can download the map through our QR code.
Chestnut Street Mural - Sol/ Luna By: Harry Boardman
The underpass has had a mural painted in it for many many years: the piece that was there before my mural covered a previous mural. This community has a lot of love and fond memories of both of those murals so there was a little pressure to make something that everyone could love. It's also often used as a landmark. I considered several themes but kept coming back to a core idea: this mural needs to be colorful and have a clear theme that everyone can relate to. It should be fun and inviting for people to enjoy as they move through it but also invite the viewer to want to take pictures of it as well as take pictures that include themselves and their friends & family (especially in this age of social media). The next challenge was to address that this location counts as a single mural but has 2 large walls. I kept coming back to the theme of nature which led me to the idea of a day/night theme. In the end I designed a 2000 square foot mural on 2 opposing walls featuring images of a day on one side and night on the other so titled it "Sol/Luna". The compositions mirror each other featuring bold colors to show the sun, moon, and clouds. I took some minor liberties with creative expression and added some shadows to the objects on the wall to imply they're like flat shapes floating in front of the actual concrete walls. It's important to understand that an underpass is a very inhospitable location to paint anything. Due to its construction, an underpass will destroy anything painted on it within about 10 years. This means that my mural will be replaced with a new piece of art and so will that one. What's not to love about a location that is perpetually fostering new forms of public art and expression? I hope to have the opportunity to paint a new mural in this location in the future. After all, public art is one great way to show that this town is cared about and thought of with intention along with being a unique/special place to spend your time.
Souderton Art Walk
- Souderton, PA 18964
- Recurring daily