Unveiling and Celebration of Happy Days Mural in Hillsboro
The unveiling and celebration of the Happy Days Mural will be on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 5:00 p.m. The mural is on the blank wall on the building at 359 E. Main Street next to the vacant lot. The public is invited to come enjoy the music of Chris Goldthorpe’s band, The Butchers and snacks and beverages beginning at 5:00 with the unveiling at 6:00 p.m.
The mural began in July sponsored by Tuesday Marketplace on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Main Street. As a project at the “Who’s On Third?” corner this summer the mural was painted on 10 aluminum foam core Dibond panels by 10 different local artists. They are four feet by eight feet so placed side by side the mural will be 40 feet long by eight feet tall.
Organized by Linda Holland, the theme Hillsboro Happy Days was chosen because of the years when that was the celebration around the Fourth of July culminating with the parade and she thought it included everything about Hillsboro; and that’s what she wanted this mural to be about – everything about Hillsboro.
That’s the task she gave the artists: paint what you think about when you think about Hillsboro. When people see this mural let them be reminded about something about Hillsboro. Then she turned the artists loose, because that’s the best way artists work.
The artists involved in this project are Joshua Gundersen, Elina Zebergs, JanSu Hirtz, Michele Fritzler, Merry Goldthorpe, Bruce Ulrich, Eli Aviva, Bruce Reed, Linda Holland and Jeff Hall.
The mural will be on the building better known as Joe’s Pastime Bar owned by Gene Zurbrugg and the business is owned by Micah Hartman.