Aerosol artist Mike Rich stands in front of the completed “Greetings from Westbrook” mural in downtown Westbrook this week. Rich made quick work of the large mural on the side of Greater Portland School of Jukado, finishing the project in about two weeks. The project, spearheaded by Westbrook Arts & Culture, is meant to celebrate the city’s heritage while creating a prominent piece of public art in the downtown. Sponsors of the mural project were the Warren Memorial Foundation, Ethos/VONT, HVAC Services, the Frog & Turtle, The Swanson Group, Westbrook House of Pizza, Peoples United Bank and Fajita Grill.
Some of the images included, by letter, are W: The Westbrook marching band, the former Westbrook High School; E: Sappi Fine Paper, Cornelia Warren; S: Dana Warp Mill, Saccarappa Falls, pedestrian bridge, Walker Memorial Library; T: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; B: The Black Bridge, “Wessie”; R: Al Hawkes, Westbrook Police Department, My Place Teen Center; O: Rudy Vallee, Pat Gallant-Charette, Don Doane; O: Presumpscot River fish, Westbrook school bus; K: Fish ladder, Riverbank Park, Westbrook Fire Department.