Sandy Beach seeks local artist for mural at the new Lucy's Dog Park

Staff Writer

Calling all local artists! Want to make your name locally on a huge canvas that will serve as the center point for a brand new attraction in Elk County?
Look no further than the old dugout at Sandy Beach Park in Ridgway Township. The back wall is 30 ft. wide by 8 ft. high, and the sides, if included in the mural, are 8 ft. wide by 8 ft. high. This surface is newly painted and in good shape for a mural. The paint quality should be for outside use and stand the test of time and the elements. The final mural must be sealed with a clear coat.  
The park is named after the much-beloved Lucy, who was Ridgway Treasurer/Secretary Michelle Bogacki's constant companion for many years and was always at the Downtown Visitor's Center or Township offices. Because the park honors Lucy, the design for the mural must incorporate the name "Lucy's Dog Park" along with a big, black Labrador with a green collar and a little white dog. Caricatures or carton figures are fine. The goal is to make people smile as they approach the dog park. 
The Recreation Board is looking for local artists to submit a sketch, size, and cost estimate by June 29, 2020. The winning entry will be selected on June 30. The mural must be completed by the grand opening event on August 1. Entries may be scanned and submitted by email to, or mailed to: Michelle Bogacki, Ridgway Township / Sandy Beach, 1537A Montmorenci Road, Ridgway, PA 15853
The winning artist and photos of the mural will be included in press releases and on social media. Anyone with questions is instructed to call the Ridgway Township Office during normal business hours Monday through Friday.