Residents of the 1.1 square mile town of Tannersville, New York have witnessed an incredible transformation of their home over the past several years. Local artist Elena Patterson, a native South African, was inspired to reinvigorate the town with paint after renovating her own home and receiving much positive attention for it. This led to the foundation of the Tannersville Paint Project, where Patterson now works with local business owners on the town’s main street and comes up with ideas and color schemes that everyone is happy with. Using unconventional colors and funky details to refresh the buildings, the project was founded not only with the mission of achieving some much needed renovation, but also of spurring local economic growth. Stripes, flowers, and eccentric illustrations liven up the sides and façades of buildings, bringing a new sense of cheer and vibrancy to what had become quite drab. To see the results of the project yourself, check out Today’s video.
posted by– 11/07/12 @ 3:44pm