Check Out The New Hand Painted 24 Foot Mural In Sylvan Beach
Next time you're in Sylvan Beach, keep a lookout for the new mural that went up on June 1, 2021.
The original mural was painted about 10 years ago by Angela Faidley, owner of "Out Of Our Minds Art Studio" in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. It was located in the back parking lot of Canal View Cafe. Faidley said the original painting (pictured below) was outdated compared to the new version.
Unfortunately, the mural was ruined by a fire and a total loss in 2019.
Another mural was attempted but failed, and that brings us to today. The new version ditches the bathing cap and opts for an umbrella instead and added a sailboat, beach toys, and a local bottle of wine. The mural took about 2 weeks to create at Faidley's art studio.
Faidley and her family have been visiting Sylvan Beach for over 50 years and consider it their summer home. About 20 years she purchased her own house on Main Street and continues to visit regularly.
Faidley had some worldwide recognition during the COVID- 19 pandemic. On March 15, 2020, she shut down the art studio as other businesses also closed. She had a full schedule of art birthday parties and classes. But, she knew she couldn't let the kids down, so she committed to 100 days of free How To Draw YouTube videos that went viral nationwide and were also popular in Paris, France. The videos got her noticed and featured in a highly respected art magazine for her efforts to continually share art during the pandemic.