Courtesy of Beverly Main Streets:
Have you noticed the windows at Bell Market have a colorful new look?
The “Revitalization Mural” was sponsored by Beverly Main Streets as a way to beautify the windows while the space is vacant. The art showcases the vibrancy that a thriving business will bring to the area.
Our new program to beautify the windows of unoccupied downtown storefronts is part of our Downtown 2020 vision to revitalize downtown Beverly. The mural brings attention to the property and will help to attract the right buyer or tenant, and the installation coincides with our Restaurant Week event when it can be enjoyed by the many people dining out downtown.
The former Bell Market property at 206 Cabot St. is currently for sale or lease by owner Ken Patel. For more information please contact him directly at 781-526-6161.
Beverly Main Streets would like to thank him for allowing us to clean the windows and install the mural. The windows are the perfect framework for the large scale depiction of children playing with gumball machines and shoppers running errands, stopping for coffee and enjoying conversation.
Beverly Main Streets would also like to thank talented professional artists and Beverly residents Matthew and Margot Rogers for creating the “Revitalization Mural.” They describe it as a collaborative work that celebrates the growing creative economy. The mural stands 40 feet long by 5 feet high and includes 17 life size figures cast in a bluish hue shopping in a lively storefront scene.
“Formal architectural drawings are traditionally drawn in blue,” Margot says, “We wanted the mural to show that places are important, but it is really people that electrify them. It is human interaction that strengthens the foundation of our cities. Put people first, get them working together and economic growth will follow.”
For more information about our storefront art installation project, Restaurant Week and Downtown 2020 vision, visit www.BeverlyMainStreets.org.