JAMESTOWN – Community members are invited to be a part of Jamestown history later this morning as local artist Gary Peters Jr. puts his finishing touches on his largest ‘I Love Lucy’ mural to date.
An unfinished portion (a heart-shaped coat button) of the mural has been left to be finished today, which is the 61st anniversary of the first airdate of ‘I Love Lucy’. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be free to the public.
Over 500 hours have been put in by both Gary Peters Jr. and Gary Peters Sr. to paint the 1,800 square foot portrait over Brooklyn Square. Almost 30 gallons of paint were required and there are various hidden ‘I Love Lucy’ messages in the mural.
Lucy fans can help make the lighting of the first colorized ‘I Love Lucy’ mural possible by becoming a ‘Mural Luminary’. By donating towards the illumination project, fans will directly support the lighting of the mural. To make a donation, contact 716.484.0800 during normal business hours.