Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee Announces New Murals Installation on Main Street

The Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee (PDRC) is proud to  announce the new installation of two along Poultney’s Main Street The murals project was originally  proposed as a downtown improvement as part of the ‘Poultney Comes Together’ planning process led  by Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) in 2019. 

These captivating murals, showcasing our town’s rich history, local art, and natural resources, were  made possible through a successful crowdfunding campaign that enjoyed overwhelming community  support. The PDRC was also fortunate to receive a 2:1 matching grant from the Vermont Department  of Housing and Community Development’s Better Places program. 

“The completion of these murals is a testament to the unity, spirit, and perseverance of Poultney,”  said Nic Stark, committee member at PDRC. “These installations not only enhance the visual appeal of  our downtown for residents and visitors alike but also serve as a reminder of what we can achieve  when we come together as a community.” 

Local artists Annie Daley & Margaret Desiree-Mug crafted multiple designs for one of the murals  exhibiting a vibrant display of local flora and fauna. On Poultney Arts Day the town voted for the final  design. The second mural depicts a history of the automobile in Poultney titled ‘Wheels of Time’ using  historic photographs donated by the Poultney Historical Society and regional racing historian Bill  Ladabouche. Both murals were printed by Awesome Graphics in Rutland and installed on July 17 and  19, 2023, on the Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District offices and the Poultney  Fair Haven Auto Supply store facing Slate Quarry Park. 

The PDRC extends its gratitude to all patrons who contributed to this project, to the Vermont  Department of Housing and Community Development, and to the tireless efforts of local artists and  community members who made this vision a reality.

The Committee invites residents and visitors to experience these murals and share in the town’s pride  for its rich history, artistic talent, and the natural beauty that defines Poultney. 

About Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee 

The Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to  fostering a vibrant, prosperous, and culturally rich downtown Poultney. As part of this endeavor the Committee believes in capitalizing on the local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential to  create public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being. Learn more at  poultneydowntown.com and follow us on Facebook!