The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board – in collaboration with Georgetown Title Company – has selected the artist for the mural at Georgetown Title. This mural is the first commercial mural that is part of the Percent for Public Art Adjacent to Capital Improvement Projects. The Georgetown Title building is adjacent to two Public Improvements Projects – Rock Street Sidewalk Improvements and the new 8th Street Parking Lot. This program presents an opportunity for public art to beautify the surrounding spaces that have become more visible to the public.
Selected artist Molly Keen has created a mural design consisting of abstract shapes and colors while highlighting a train element that represents the history of the site, which was once home to Belford Lumber Company and a stop on the railroad. The mural design will undergo a few small revisions with installation to begin in late spring/summer.
Ms. Keen is originally from the Pacific Northwest and is a graduate of Washington State University with a BFA. Keen has spent her career traveling the world, painting 40+ whimsically colored, large-scale murals. Her works are spread across 34 cities and 22 countries, including several acrylic murals as part of residencies in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and Cabanconde, Peru — known for their playful palettes and flowing twists that conjure child-like emotions. For more information on the artist and to view samples of her work, please visit her website by clicking here.