I enjoy sharing art with communities. I also love when communities support art. This project at the Allendale Township Park was both. After receiving the grant from the Allendale Community Foundation, the project took off. First, there was a call for bugs and flowers. Community members, sent their drawings to the Allendale Area Chamber of Commerce or made them at the Community Field Day and gave them to me. Then, all the drawings were compiled into the master sketch for the mural. The wall was prepped and the outlines of the mural painted in time for the 4th of July celebrations in the park. Allendale True Value donated the art supplies and on the 4th of July, the community painted. They filled in the lines with colors of their choice. Once the day was over, the majority of the mural was finished. Over the next few days, I finished the mural with the help of Caroline Clark, a good friend who enjoys creative endeavors. The township loves the mural- I do too! Go visit- the mural is found at 6676 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale, Michigan 49401.