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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Calendar > Arts and Culture

Fallsburg's Peace Walk aims to decorate local rail trail

By Dan Hust - staff writer

By: DAN HUST | DEMOCRAT
Sizable peace signs like this one await artists' imaginations and, once decorated, will be installed in Fallsburg's Peace Walk along the rail trail between Woodridge and Mountaindale.
WOODRIDGE — Launched but never finished over two years ago, the Town of Fallsburg Peace Walk may finally appear this summer.
That's the goal of Supervisor Steve Vegliante and crew, who have announced that 15 peace signs are available to artists (now down to seven, thanks to interest already expressed).
Fallsburg will reimburse up to $100 for the materials those artists use to decorate their signs, which will then be displayed outdoors, along the rail trail between Mountaindale and Woodridge.
The pre-cut plywood signs are four feet in diameter and an inch-and-a-half thick, covered with a primer that can accommodate paint, mixed media, tile and more.
Participating artists can work alone or with others on their particular sign, and their names will be displayed next to it when the sign is erected along the trail.
All submissions are required to be respectful of the armed forces/veterans and not contain political statements.
The town will determine where each sign will go and will ultimately auction them off, with proceeds split between the artists and the town's Beautification Fund.
To apply, submit a statement of no more than 1,000 characters to lingber@fallsburgny.com explaining the artist's background, other works, and/or their vision for the sign. The statement will be published on the town's website.
There is no fee to participate, but applications are needed immediately.
When the Peace Walk is up this summer, visitors to the rail trail will be encouraged to take selfies with each sign, and those who post the pics on the town's Peace Walk Facebook page will have a chance to win a prize.
For more info, contact Linda Ingber at 434-8810, ext. 5 or lingber@fallsburgny.com.





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