What's Next for the OBA's Paint the Town?
- V. J. and Bain Brown commissioned the OBA to paint a patriotic mural on the side of the former Baty TV building on Hwy. 75 in Oneonta. Their company, United Flagpole, movied its showroom and offices there. The mock-up of the design by Patti Williams is shown below. Tara Murphree was the artist for this mural. In keeping with the City's sign ordinance, the business name was removed from the final mural.
- The "Hometown Heroes" mural will feature first responders/essential workers and is sponsored in part by St. Vincent's Blount. This project is in the preliminary stages of planning, finalizing the agreement with the building owner, enlisting the help of a seasoned muralist to oversee the project, site prep, and then painting. Details will be announced soon!
- The OBA is in the process of establishing future sites for murals in the City of Oneonta. Some projects involve local volunteer artists. However, if a business wishes for a mural for one of their buildings, there is a process. As a non-profit organization, the OBA cannot fully sponsor a mural without financial help from the building owners and/or community. There are costs involved with site prep that may involve the application of Drylock and priming. In addition, the OBA only uses Benjamin Moore Exterior Aura paint known for ultimate performance for rich, full color, and unprecedented durability. Locally, it retails for $70 a gallon. The OBA visits the proposed site, taking measurements and a straight-on picture of the space. The property owners is interviewed as to expectations and a mock-up is provided for consideration, along with a cost-estimate. The OBA must submit an application for approval of a mural to the City of Oneonta's Mural Review Committee. Once approved, a 50% deposit is required to begin the mural and its completion is dependent on weather conditions.