Banners to Line Business District, Commemorating “Great American Main Street” Designation
West Chester, May 29, 2018: Elmark Sign & Graphics proudly supports the West Chester Public Art Commission’s “Lamp Post Banner Project,” commemorating the Borough’s recent “Great American Main Street Award.”
Elmark will donate, install, and maintain the High Street banners, which will each include original works of art chosen by the Art Commission. The eighteen artists, whose work will be featured along the center of West Chester, were selected among the hundreds of submissions received by the Commission’s regional “Call for Artists” campaign.
Citing its preservation of “the area’s historic and cultural heritage while modernizing the neighborhood into a fine-dining destination,” West Chester’s Business Improvement District (BID) recently received the “Great American Main Street Award” by the National Main Street Center, the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to commercial district revitalization.
Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director of West Chester Business Improvement District, is grateful for the hard-earned recognition – “It was a challenge to bring a new vitality to our downtown more than a decade ago so it’s especially exciting to now gain recognition for our hard work.”
Elmark CEO David Grimaldi said the company is proud to support the arts in the community it has served for over 35 years. “Elmarks congratulates the Business Improvement District for its well-deserved recognition, and thanks the Public Art Commission for allowing us to assist them on this important project.”
The eighteen artists chosen by the Public Art Commissions are Abigail McClure, Al Moretti, Brian Pizzini, Christine Kerrick, Cynthia Strengari , Dane Tilghman, Elsa Keller, Evan Ross, Greg Layton, Jeff Schaller, John Suplee, Karen Frattali, Laura Barton, Lynnette Shelley, Mia Schaller, Peter Quarracino, Rhoda Kahler & Sue Ciccone.
Founded in 1983 by acclaimed artist Tim Vaughan, Elmark is a leading visual communications company that specializes in custom sign making, large format printing, and graphic design.