Through no one’s fault, a mistake was made. The first community painted “Paint by Numbers” mural was sold at a yard sale held in July at the McGlaughlin Log Cabin on Fourth Avenue.
The mural was painted during the July 2 First Friday event.
I know I can speak for the people of Marlinton who helped paint it. Many were excited to have had the opportunity to contribute something to the town of Marlinton. Many people asked when and where the mural would be hung and would it be finished at the next “Paint by Numbers” session (in August). People continued talking about the painting long after the July 2 event.
Would the person who bought the mural please return it to the 4th Avenue Gallery?
Doing so before September 3 will allow community members to paint areas that, since time ran out on July 2, were left unpainted.
As the coordinator of “Paint by Numbers,” I will be glad to reimburse the cost you paid for this precious piece of art.
I can’t express how sad I am that this first painting has gone missing – through no one’s fault. I know the person who bought it did so honestly as a “flea market find.” I also know its return will mean a lot to all who painted on it.
Thank you for its return.