July 18, 2016

Strasburg's Third Mural

The bright colors are startling when you first come across this new mural in Strasburg. The historic town has an old-time feel which is changing as new art practically vibrates off the walls! A fourth mural is planned by the Staufferstadt Artist Residency, a local art project.

I took the picture above today and this vertical shot on July 9th.  Artist Nick D'Auria was still working on the painting, which is near the town hall on East King Street. He signs his work NDA.
The artist alluded to the town's history by picturing retired pastor Ralph Crabill and his late father Charles Crabill, who was once the town's police chief. Many families in Strasburg have been here for generations.
See also: Mural #1 in Strasburg.
To see mural #2, go to this post and scroll down.

For a linkup showing murals from around the world, see Monday Murals.


  1. It's a lot of work. I saw a couple of artists this weekend up on scaffolding working on a mural here.

  2. Love the scale of this one! And a very interesting subject too.

  3. Linda, I like this, but am surprised to see it in a historic town...nice.

  4. Lovely that the artist put the two generations in the same mural. Wonderful to find an artist at work.

  5. Wow, this one is quite large. I like the bright colors of it.

  6. I love the positive comments here.


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