“Main Street” Art Feature Unveiling at Ben Franklin

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Ben Franklin Apothecary & the Duncanville Design Studio would like to invite citizens to an unveiling of a permanent art feature on the walls of Ben Franklin on Thursday, May 11th at 12:15pm.

The Duncanville Design Studio is a group of about twenty businessmen, city leaders, community volunteers & residents who meet each month to brainstorm low-cost, small-scale projects to enhance the community. The group focuses on grassroots efforts to revive the city and allow others to rediscover Duncanville. Past projects have included the DuncanSwitch Street Market & hosting art shows in Main Station.

Over the past two years, the group has been instrumental in promoting art initiatives in the city & several members paint art panels for the Duncanville Feed Store. Under the direction of Tim and Anne Perry, several local artists have worked together to provide different designs each quarter. Recently, they installed their art panels for the spring season on the Feed Store.

To continue to enhance on the art culture on Main Street, Ben Franklin partnered with artist, Tim Perry, to design and install a permanent painting on their building.

“I have been impressed with the creativity & efforts coming from these local artists. The panels on the Feed Store add so much value and enhance the character of the Downtown District,” states Kasey Cheshier, Director of Operations at Ben Franklin Apothecary. “It was a natural fit for one of the landmark businesses in Duncanville to partner with these artists & further enrich the atmospherics of the area.”

The newly designed panel highlights the “Main Street” scene in the early 1900’s. Key components of the concept include the original Sante Fe Train Depot, the first Duncanville Post Office, Brandenburg’s Store, a blacksmith shop and hotel. “Our desire of the new art panels is to highlight the development of Main Street over the last century & preserve the rich history of the region,” stated Mr. Cheshier. The overall goal of the project is to have three different panels showcasing different eras in the downtown region. (The next panels will be designed around the 1940s- 50s & 1970s-80s.)

Ben Franklin Apothecary is located at 302 N. Main Street in the downtown district.

For more info, please visit www.benfranklinrx.com.