Painting begins on SOS Berks Mural

February 22, 2023

We are excited to announce that painting began in mid-February on the first SOS Berks Mural! That mural will be located on a 1,500-square-foot wall on 8th & Oley Streets in Reading. It was designed by Berks County artist Leslie Ramos, based on the recovery story of Jose Lugo.

All painting on this mural will be done on panels, known as parachute cloth, and later installed on the building. With over 50 large panels, painting will take several months and involve numerous individuals and community groups. The panels will be installed on the building in late summer or early fall.

Learn more about our mural project here.

About the process

Painting is done through a paint-by-number format, with participants following an outline drawn onto the parachute cloth. Painting sessions are held at Albright College’s Total Learning Experience Art Studio located on Rockland St. and led by Albright Artist-in-Residence Mike Miller.

Visit the Berks Community Murals website to learn more about the process of painting and installing murals.

How to Participate

Fill out the form below to receive email notifications of upcoming community painting dates. Or, visit the Albright College Total Learning Experience Art Studio during community painting hours on Tuesdays at Thursday evenings from 4-7 p.m. Studio is located at 1041 Rockland St. in Reading.