The third annual Ticonderoga street art project seeks to decorate downtown sidewalks and stores with hand-painted, hand-crafted birdhouses.
Ticonderoga is going to the birds.
The third annual Ticonderoga street art project seeks to decorate downtown sidewalks and stores with hand-painted, hand-crafted bird houses.
Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership the inaugural street art project featured “Soldiers on Parade,” wooden colonial soldiers painted and placed throughout the community. The second street art project was “Relax in the Adirondacks” and had decorated Adirondack chairs placed in the town.
This year’s street art theme is “For the Birds.”
“TMSP encourages all our local merchants, past sponsors, artists and anyone else who is interested in participating in this exciting project in an effort to raise money for many worthwhile downtown improvements,” said John Bartlett, TMSP chairman.
“The idea is to decorate the sidewalks and stores with hand-painted, hand-crafted bird houses on posts,” he said. “Currently the unfinished bird houses are on display in front of Adirondack Furniture by George, on Montcalm Street. Sponsors may choose from two types. Cost for either birdhouse is $40.”
The annual street art project is very successful, Bartlett said.
“Last year’s Adirondack chairs were very successful and we are looking forward to our third annual street art project being even bigger and better,” he said. “We hope to have over 30 sponsors signed up to participate. We will be auctioning the birdhouses in September.”
Last year’s sponsors included Ti Heritage Museum, Deb Malaney, Jay’s Sunoco, Glens Falls National Bank, Burleigh’s Luncheonette, Sandie Bolton, Nancy Kelly, Kiwanis Club, Bill Morse, Mary Lou Greenough, Community Bank, Rathbun Jewelers, Ti Arts, Pride of Ticonderoga, Jim Majors, Indulge at Roxie’s, Mountain Time Furniture, Ti Area Chamber of Commerce, Pat Ida/C.P.A., Mountain Lake Services, Best Western Inn and Suites, Dorcey Crammond, LRM Inc./Leslie Midgley, Ticonderoga Golf Corporation, Jill Cunningham and Ann Lauritsen.
Artists participating were Joan Pulling, Marci Hall, Allison Majors, Roxie and staff, Eve grant, Lilith Ida and Claire Burns, staff at Mountain Lake Services, Frances Malaney, Mary Lou Greenough, Dawn House, Deb Malaney, April Lynch, Wendy Ross, Annette Dedrick, Barb Cossey, Kerry Fingland and the fifth grade students, Britney McCarthy and the high school art students, Maria Beuerlein, Alex Joiner, Jen Childress, Vicki Sperry, Megan Cunningham, Jayna McLoughlin, Allison Kaupelis and Michael Decker, and Rich Timberlake.
“The last day to purchase birdhouses for this fundraiser is Friday, July 8,” Bartlett said. “However, it is the hope of the TMSP that all bird houses are painted and visible by Monday, July 2.”
For more information contact Bob Dedrick at 585-7408, Sue Rathbun at 585-9721, Nancy Kelley at 585-7149 or Bartlett at 585-2304. People may also go to the TMSP website www.timainstreet.org and send an e-mail inquiry.
A sponsor’s check can be made out to Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership or to George Demers and dropped off at Rathbun Jewelers.
The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership seeks to create meaningful, long-term change in Ticonderoga’s traditional business district and to promote economic revitalization. All donations made to TMSP are tax deductible as the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization.