Grand Adirondack mural features mosaic of stories

As the North Creek Mosaic Project nears completion, its volunteers say they’ve attached memories and stories to the wall, along with more than 200,000 glass and ceramic tiles.

The 230 foot-long mural provides a source of pride for North Creek, a hamlet in the town of Johnsburg, New York.  It depicts recreational opportunities, along with the scenery, flora and fauna that help make the Adirondack region a unique place.

Project coordinator Kate Hartley and volunteers involved in the creation of the mural spoke with Spotlight producer Paul Larson about the decade-long process. 

Mural location

Visitors to North Creek in Warren County, New York will find the mural across from Café Sarah, located at 260 Main Street.

Major donors

Many individual donors, organizations and volunteers contributed to the mural.  They include:  The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, Town of Johnsburg Occupancy Tax Comm., Johnsburg Central School and Maria Glode, J.C.S. Art Dept., Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region, Friends of the Town of Johnsburg Parks, LARAC/NYSCA Arts in Education, Johnsburg Fine Arts, Rivendell Foundation, Geoffery Konis, Ardex Americas, Debby Leigh, Schluter Systems, Wendy Sargent, Café Sarah, Marilyn Johnson, Frontier Communications, Meredith Brown, Warrensburg High School, T.C. Murphy Lumber, Barton Mines, Town of Johnsburg, In Style Flooring, Linnea Newman, Sandy Hill Foundation, Rob Wing, Volt Landscaping Johnsburg Youth Committee, Joyce and Tom Tuffey, Tannery Pond Center, Mike’s Creative Contracting, North Creek Rotary Club, J. Scott Willoughby, Camp Garuda, and North Creek Business Alliance.

Spotlight is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.  Spotlight is also supported by Hill and Hollow Music.