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Public Art

Murals of Boyertown

A Special Kind of Place

One of David Larson's most popular paintings, “A Special Kind of Place,” appears as a mural painted by artist Robert L. Williams on the side of the building at the South Reading Avenue entrance to Boyertown’s Town Center parking lot. This painting features a view of Boyertown’s spring landscape from a porch, originally one of a series of four paintings depicting the town during each season of the year. 

No Place for Hate

Since 2006, schools throughout our district have been designated as No Place for Hate schools by the Anti-Defamation League.  The program aims to prevent and respond to acts of hatred, reduce bias and bullying, increase appreciation for diversity, and build a community of respect. 

The program participation has expanded beyond the walls of our schools and into our community at large.  The No Place for Hate mural is a proud representation of the Boyertown Area's commitment to a No Place for Hate community and is located on the side of Rita's Water Ice on East Philadelphia Avenue. After sustaining vandalism in October 2021, the NPFH is undergoing reconstruction thanks to generous donations from the community.

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State Theatre Mural

In 2006, artist Robert Williams and Boyertown Area High School (BASH) Students researched Boyertown's history to select a few glimpses of small town life over the decades. Some features of the mural include the Keystone Fire Company, a Carver Dairy wagon, and one of the oldest homes in the borough. Several other hidden references to our history can be found within the painting. The mural can be found on the side of the historic State Theatre on North Reading Avenue.

Bear Fever

The Bear Fever Project began in 2003 with a vision from Jane and Paul Stahl to "promote community spirit and cohesiveness through participation in a unique public art project - the creation of life-sized fiberglass sculptures of our school district's mascot". The bears would be sponsored by assorted businesses, organizations or individuals, and decorated by artists, spreading all over the Boyertown area. Today, over 75 bears have made their homes in front of businesses, inside schools, and in private collections. Visit today to see how many you can find!

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