The Forest City Trail Town Mural is creative place-making initiative to engage visitors with Forest City’s history, culture, and natural resources. The 1,800 square foot mural will be painted on the side of 503 Main Street, highly visible to hundreds of pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists per day. Featuring a bicycle and trail theme, the mural is part of the Forest City Outdoor Town Action Team’s vision of connecting users of the nearby D&H Trail to Forest City’s downtown.

Valley In Motion engaged with residents and stakeholders to develop the initial mural designs — in person and on Facebook LIVE during the pandemic. With 75 percent of the fundraising complete, we’re looking forward to completing the project in Spring 2022!

Special thanks to leaders in Forest City who helped get this project off the ground, including Mayor Chris Glinton and Main Street Manager Paul Daugevelo. VIM partner Northeast Art Project are the talented muralists behind the designs. Thanks to the The Endless Mountains Heritage Region, Honesdale National Bank Foundation, United Gilsonite Laboratories, Sordoni Family Foundation, Scranton Area Community Foundation, and the Rail-Trail Council who have committed funds to this project. Thanks also to individuals and businesses like Genco Dental Care, McAndrew Law Offices, and Frugal Living LLC who are also making this project a reality.

This mural is part of a VIM’s larger Community Design initiative to create beautiful gathering spots throughout our area. We’re inspired by local artists who have created dozens of murals in the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys, and by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Together, we can promote a narrative of pride, progress, and purpose in our region.

Want a high-quality, lasting, meaningful mural in your community? Contact VIM!