Artist Dave Merck has begun painting a mural on the south wall at Summit Coffee in downtown Davidson, and he invites you to watch. On Saturday, he talked to passersby as he sprayed a tan background for the painting.
The town-approved mural will be about 11 feet wide and most of the height of the building at 128 S. Main St. Commissioned by the Davidson Farmer’s Market, it will show a bicycle in front of a farmer’s market tent surrounded by produce, flowers and musical instruments.
Mr. Merck said he expects the project to take about a month.
He’ll be painting weekdays from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the next couple of Saturdays during Davidson Farmer’s Market hours – Sept. 15 and 22, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Marketgoers will be able to watch and ask Merck questions as he works. A dedication is expected in early October.
Meanwhile, worked continued through the weekend on the Book Garden across Main Street next to the CVS and public library. Massachusetts artist Lydia Musco was installing three sculptures in the garden, which is to be dedicated this Saturday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m.
Sept. 7, 2012, “Installing Main Street sculptures, piece-by-piece.”
Aug. 29, 2012, “Public art projects emerging on Main Street.”
Aug. 14, 2012, DavidsonNews.net, “Downtown’s 1st mural will celebrate market and community”