Farmington artists chosen to produce two new murals
By: Jonathan Shead | Farmington Press | Published July 21, 2020

Local artist MaryLou Stropoli and Sunflour Bakehaus owners Jeff Pavlik and Becky Burns pose in front of some of Stropoli’s artwork on the counter and one of the murals already on the bakery walls. Photo by Jonathan Shead

FARMINGTON — New murals will be making their way to two Farmington businesses, The Vines Flower & Garden Shop and Sunflour Bakehaus, come August.

After a Feb. 22 public art event at Legato Salon and Spa, where residents were able to voice their opinions about the direction of public art downtown, the Downtown Development Authority secured two grants.

“I think it’s a reflection of the community’s passion for public art, and their demand for a better place and community,” DDA Director Kate Knight said of the two upcoming murals. “One of the things you see commonly cited is downtowns or places with murals or public art, people spend more time in them. They have a greater affinity for place … and in turn patronize the businesses and place in that downtown more. There is an actual return on investment with shopping dollars and community support.”
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