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Evergreen's Historic Wheaton Mural Restored

Historic Wheaton Mural

One of the oldest and most cherished murals in Wheaton underwent a remarkable transformation this summer. We are delighted to announce the completion of the restoration of the historic "Rescue a Single Life and You Rescue the World Mural." The mural is located on the exterior of the Banco Agricola Building, facing Parking Lot 13 at the corner of Grandview and Ennalls Avenues.

"Rescue a Single Life and You Rescue the World Mural" originated in 2008 as a collaborative effort involving students from Evergreen School, their art teacher, Tim Holtzclaw, and the Wheaton Redevelopment Program.

Current students from Evergreen School had the opportunity to visit the mural last spring before its restoration began. They have followed the restoration process over the past few months with the teachers Ms. Felicia Hatziyannis and Ms. Fiola Van Der Meer.

The restoration project was managed by Wheaton Arts Parade, a non-profit organization committed to fostering community engagement through art. Their mission extends to showcasing local artists and Wheaton's diverse cultures, and harnessing the potential of Wheaton as an Arts & Entertainment District.

The restoration project was made possible thanks to a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council's "Public Art Across Maryland" Conservation Grant Program and a generous contribution from the property owner, Leonard Greenberg of Greenhill Companies. Leading the restoration team was renowned Wheaton area artist Eric Ricks, who has worked on numerous prominent murals in the DC Metro region, including Wheaton's newest mural on Price St. at Georgia Ave.