Chelmsford Center Artwalk
The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail worked with local artists and carpenters to create an artwalk in Chelmsford Center. The artwalk is located along a retaining wall owned by Northern Bank and Trust Company at 14 Littleton Road, Ginger Ale Plaza. We would like to thank the Bank and the Town of Chelmsford for their support of this project. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chelmsford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
The artwalk was designed to serve as an outdoor art gallery. Thirteen (13) boards for murals will be interleaved with plantings.
There are also boards with plaques recognizing donors or their loved ones..
Local artists Markus Lewis and Rick Lowe combined art and history as they recreated scenes from a bygone era of Chelmsford's past. The scenes were selected from photographs in the archives of the Chelmsford Historical Society; Fred Miriam is the archivist and curator. The design concept was provided by Jon Diette, a landscape architect working for Emanouil Brothers, Inc.
Click here to see all of the murals
Help bring public art to the rail trail and celebrate a truly beautiful town.
$100 - 3"x7" plaque (up to 75 characters)
$250 - 5"x7" plaque (up to 75 characters)
$500 - 7"x9" plaque (can include graphics)
$750 - 8'x4' mural (includes 3"x9" plaque and sponsor's name will be added to the mural)
or make a donation for artwalk
Download Artwork Donation Form (PDF)
Send check and donation form to:
Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
PO Box 1192
Concord, MA 01742-1192
The Chelmsford Artwalk cost $6200. To date, we have $1090 in donations. That leaves $5110 that we still need to raise to cover expenses.
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Chelmsford Center Artwalk Information (Download PDF)
Artists Markus Lewis (left) and Rick Lowe (right) posing in front of completed Summit House mural with display of historic photos used for the Chelmsford Artwalk. The picture was taken at 4 Alpine Lane where the murals were painted.
It took a village, the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail would like to thank the many people who helped and are helping with this project.
A-1 Portable Toilets
Acton Management, Inc.
Benjamin Moore Colorworks, Summer Street
Chelmsford Fire Department
Chelmsford Historical Society
Markus + Leslie Boutique
Massachusetts Highway Department
Northern Bank and Trust Company
R&R Trophy and Awards
Town of Chelmsford
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chelmsford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Ken Van Tassell
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