Man Behind the New Glenside Murals

David Guinn

Last Saturday’s Arts Fest left behind several some new local color in downtown Glenside. For this, we have David Guinn to thank.

David and his students from Arcadia’s Public Arts Project mounted a series of small murals on the side of Sweet Magnolia on Easton Road. The photo above shows him applying one of those depicting the store owner’s own dogs as painted by his students.

The murals are actually painted on a surface akin to wall paper and then carefully glued upon the wall. The process involves careful measuring and application to ensure their durability.

The project also gave the community the murals on the bridge abutments near the railroad station. According to David’s website, since 1988 he has painted over 35 murals throughout Philadelphia and other cities worldwide including Amman Jordan, Montreal, Quebec, New York, Washington DC, and Chicago. 

If you’d like to help support the Public Art Project, then we suggest contributing to their Kickstarter.