May 10, 2022

Speedway residents join together to paint mural on Main Street

Speedway residents and businesses were invited to participate in a community art project on Main Street.

Speedway residents and businesses were invited to participate in a community art project on Main Street.

Speedway residents and businesses were invited to participate in a community art project on Main Street.

Katie Maiers, president of the Speedway Arts Council, said community engagement was the goal of “The Spirit of Community: Mural on Main.”

“We wanted the Speedway community to come out, help with this mural and have some ownership of it on their Main Street in a building that has been there for a very long time and its front and center,” Maiers said.

There was an overwhelming response from residents. 

“That wall is huge. It’s 120 feet long, 12 feet high. So, they came out, brought their kids. There were people of all ages that were wanting to take part in this special event,”  Maiers said.

The mural features a rainbow sunburst, checkered flags and an old race car that was built in 1926.

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