Local FASTSIGNS Creates Murals to Honor Frontline Workers in Community

Author: FASTSIGNS® of Downtown Baltimore, MD
Mural of Frontline Workers

Baltimore (COVID-19) Mural Project Installed Free of Charge at Area Businesses

(BALTIMORE, MD) May 27, 2020— FASTSIGNS® of Downtown Baltimore, MD has created the Baltimore (COVID-19) Mural Project that features colorful mural designs honoring frontline workers. The entire team contributed to this project. Graphic Designer Rob Simmons came up with the original art concept, manager Krista Wilson coordinated the project from start to finish, and installers Eric Nelson and Cody Mayhew worked tirelessly, up to 45 feet in the air, to get it masterfully done. 

The team first installed the mural at their downtown center and then began offering it to their community. FASTSIGNS fully funded this project, focusing on the core message depicted in the graphics. The team plans to do a second phase of the project with more murals and graphics honoring those who have lost their lives during this pandemic. Many of the graphics used a special material that once finished conforms perfectly to the brick or other surface on which it is applied, thus the appearance of a truly painted mural. 

“The Baltimore (Covid-19) Mural Project, phase one, is focused on honoring healthcare workers and our resilient city,” said Tony Amador, franchisee at FASTSIGNS® of Downtown Baltimore, MD. “We look forward to continuing this project to encourage others to stay strong despite the challenges the city has faced.”

This labor of love has been incorporated into a variety of other places in Baltimore, gracing buildings, windows, boats and more. Local participants include the Hippodrome Theater, Royal Farms Arena, Hornblower Cruises and Events, Mindgrub, American Office and the Baltimore VA Medical Center. 

Fastsigns workers installing mural and lady taking picture of a mural

After the mural installation was completed, David Sevinsky, Voluntary Service Specialist at the Baltimore VA Medical Center and R. David Edwards, Chief, Public & Community Relations at VA Maryland Health Care System sent letters of thanks and appreciation to the team at FASTSIGNS® of Downtown Baltimore, MD. 

“On behalf of the patients and staff at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, we express our appreciation for the mural donation to recognize our frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic,” shared R. David Edwards, Chief, Public & Community Relations at VA Maryland Health Care System. “We appreciate FASTSIGNS taking the time to install the mural, and this donation will show appreciation for all those who are working during these trying times. We appreciate their generous donation and supporting frontline workers at Baltimore VA Medical Center.”

Mural of Frontline Workers on a ferry and Fastsigns center wall

To watch a video of these murals being installed around town, visit the link here and visit the VA Hospital’s website for more information here.

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