DENTON — A new mural featuring artwork by local artist Nicholas Tindall was installed at the Community Park in downtown Denton.

The project was funded by Downtown Denton Main Street and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to serve as a “welcome sign” for Denton visitors, and a way to bring the community together.

The new mural sign consists of six different large-scale painted panels, each featuring unique floral artwork and native species of Maryland.

“We spent time thinking about the specific content of the mural and decided that it should feature floral specimens native to our state,” Tindall said. “Of course, we had to include the black-eyed Susan, in addition to several other interesting and colorful varieties.”

Denton hosted its annual event “Spring Thing,” featuring local artisans, live music, and an outdoor painting competition involving youth participants and well as known professional artists from the area.

Donations were collected to raise money for local causes and awards were given for best paintings from the event. A dedication ceremony for the new mural and official town signage concluded the festivities.

“We are thrilled to have this piece in the Denton Community Garden and as part of the Denton Public Art Trail,” said Marina Dowdall, executive director of the Caroline County Council of the Arts.

Various activities and performances will take place in the Community Park throughout the year, and those who wish to see the new art work and Community Park improvements can visit in Denton on Gay Street, between 3rd and 4th streets.

For more information about upcoming community events, visit www.Down townDenton.com and www.CarolineArts.org.

Nicholas Tindall is a self-taught artist from Easton. To view more of his projects and upcoming events, visit www.NicholasTindall.com.

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