Maine's Largest Community Public Artwork
120 Gallons of Paint
9,000 Square Feet
The Bethel Mural Project is a community, public art installation at The Gem, 48 Cross St, Bethel, Maine. During the Winter of 2021, the Bethel Mural Project and Portland, Maine based artist, Ryan Adams, worked with Melissa Prescott’s Telstar Middle School
Community Art classes to come up with inspiration for the design of the mural. The
students then voted on the wording and colors for the design leading them to
"We Go Together, We Grow Together."
Watch News Center Maine's feature on the Bethel Mural Project below.
As a community-based project, The Bethel Mural Project needed many volunteers
to help. We had over 130 volunteers participate in this amazing mural by painting, providing food and cold drinks, and generally supporting the project by showing up.
We truly could not have completed this incredible project without your help!
Ryan Adams, a painter and muralist, resides in his hometown of Portland, Maine
with fellow artist wife, Rachel Gloria and their two daughters. His background in traditional graffiti led him to create large-scale mural work and hand-lettered design and signage.
His signature ‘gem’ style (completely coincidental) of work is a geometric breakdown of letterforms with shadows and highlights included to create depth and movement throughout the pieces. His pieces tend to be bold, colorful, and clever; often including statements within. Currently, Ryan co-owns and operates a hand-painted signage business, designs for a
brewery, paints murals any and everywhere, and exhibits his work as often as possible.
(Bio from Adams' Website)
Check out Ryan’s work on Instagram @ryanwritesonthings or www.ryanwritesonthings.com
The Bethel Mural Project would not be possible without the
help of these generous supporters