Give Local York: Pick up a brush and lend a hand

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

Downtown Inc is inviting community members to contribute their artistic talent to a mural Friday as part of Give Local York.

The mural-making, led by local artist Ophelia Chambliss and her Making Agency, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. May 6 at 21 S. Beaver St., according to a statement on the Downtown Inc blog. The approximately 8-foot-by-4-foot mural will be installed on a building façade in downtown York.

Making Agency is an organization that serves creators who are developing their talents, helping to drive the downtown economy by offering artists support as they try out viable business ventures. 

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In addition to the painting of the community mural, members of the Downtown Inc staff have a full day of plans to raise awareness for the organization’s 2022 Give Local York Campaign, “Doing Your Part for Downtown York’s Heart: The Makers, The Doers, and The Dreamers.”

Downtown Inc. invites the community to paint on a mural during Give Local York Day May 6.

The organization will host a White Rose Spirit Kickoff starting at 7:30 a.m., which will distribute 750 single-stemmed white roses to community members throughout downtown York.

Downtown Inc Director Jonathan Desmarais will also participate in a walk featuring every street in downtown York City.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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