The Walls Unveiling on October 29th

Over the past month, our organization and many volunteers have worked tirelessly to install two large 9’x17’ steel frames that house eight murals by local amateur and professional artists. Our sustainable steel frame design will allow for an ongoing rotation with new artists selected every April & October.

This project has only been possible through the generous support of our community. Glassy SteelWorks donated the steel for our frames and WOI Welding has donated their time and craftsmanship to assemble these frames. Diamond Rental donated the use of six machines for digging the footings, leveling, and trenching. Adobe paid forty-eight employees to volunteer on this project who assisted us in prepping the footings and building the forms. Altaview Concrete donated the 3.5 yards of concrete needed for the footings. Rocky Mountain Turf has donated 8,048 sq. ft. of sod!

As you can see this is a huge community project that will bring thousands of people to downtown American Fork. We have invited the community, all of our sponsors, and volunteers to attend the unveiling event on October 29th, and Krispy Kreme will be sponsoring the event with doughnuts and hot chocolate. The mayor of American Fork will speak, and our artists will be present to answer any questions that attendees have.

Come and be a part of a fun community event that support artists and our organization!

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Adobe Week of Care

Wow! We are so grateful to Adobe for their Week of Care initiative. On September 12th, we had over thirty Adobe volunteers that came to the Harrington Building to help prepare for our first public art exhibit. They were incredible! We were so amazed by what we were able to accomplish with the Adobe volunteers in just three hours! We removed unwanted trees, bushes, and trash from around the building, painted sixteen 4’x8’ sanded plywood boards for the mural wall, painted over graffiti inside the building, swept and mopped floors, cleared unwanted items from three rooms in the building, prepped for our yard sale, dug and installed the spread-base footings, built the ring cage with risers using rebar, and built the 2”x4” framing for the mural wall! Everyone was so hard-working, positive, and had such energy and commitment! Thank you Adobe!

 Members of the the Board of Directors for Harrington Center of the Arts & Adobe Week of Care Volunteers

Members of the the Board of Directors for Harrington Center of the Arts & Adobe Week of Care Volunteers

Steel Days Booth

Our organization was able to participate in the 2018 Steel Days. Our booth had flyers, prizes, and information about the history of the Harrington School and about our project. The booth allowed our organization to connect with community members and raise awareness. Thank you to the city of American Fork and to the Steel Days Committee for allowing our organization to participate. 

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The Harrington School Gets Some New Glass

The Harrington School has had some vandalism over the past few years and we felt it was time to give 'old hairy legs' a little fresh paint and some new glass. 

Jones Paint and Glass generously donated glass panes to our organization at their wholesale cost and Diamond Rental gave us 30% off the cost of a two-day rental of a drivable boom lift. During the four full days that we worked on the building, we were able to replace 44 vandalized and broken panes of glass as well as remove graffiti! 

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We hope that our efforts will produce the following results:

  1. Minimize further weathering while we continue to develop plans for the renovation of the building into an arts center.
  2. Improve the outward aesthetic of the building for the community to enjoy.
  3. Discourage further vandalism of this historic building.

Thank you to those who volunteerd their time and labor to this project, and to our friends at Jones Paint and Glass and Diamond Rental!

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Southwest Blue Room
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Harrington School
West Facing Harrington School