You're invited! Community Input Session for the New Mural!

You're invited! Community Input Session for the New Mural!

Thursday, June 13, 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Free. All are welcome!

You are Invited!

Community Input Session for New Mural!

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Shea Theater Arts Center

71 Avenue A, Turners Falls


The goal of this community input session is to generate themes for the Shea Theater mural that are relevant to Turners Falls and its residents. These themes will be used by the selected muralist, Darion Fleming, to create draft designs for consideration and approval by the Shea Mural Steering Group.

Rigorous community input is essential to this process. Please join us! All are welcome!


5:00pm: Pizza/beverages offered in the lobby

5:30pm: Welcome by Suzanne LoManto, RiverCulture Program Director, inside the theater.

5:35pm: “The Shea Mural in Context” a short presentation by Britt Ruhe, Commonwealth Murals Executive Director.

5:50pm: Meet the selected muralist, Darion Fleming, via ZOOM

6:00PM: Easy, interactive activities to generate information and context to share with the muralist, facilitated by Britt Ruhe.

7:00PM: Announcements: painting timeline and next steps

For more information about this project, please visit:

For questions/comments, please contact: Britt Ruhe, Common Wealth Murals at

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

Australis AquacultureArtisan Beverage CooperativeBenjamin CompanyBerkshire Brewing CompanyCohn and Company Real Estate AgencyCommunity CreditCommon CapitalCommunity Foundation of Western MassachusettsConnecticut River InternistsDean's BeansEasthampton Savings BankFirstLight GDF SueznaGill TavernGoff MediaGreat Falls HarvestGreen River FestivalGreenfield Community CollegeGreenfield Cooperative BankGreenfield Savings BankLootMassachusetts Cultural CouncilMontague WebWorksNortheast SolarPeople's PintRainmaker ConsultingThe RendezvousSolar Store of GreenfieldStobierski and ConnorTold VideoTrue North TransitTurn It Up

Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!