A new mural at the Ogunquit Fire Department -- a colorful, expansive depiction of three key moments in the department’s long and proud history -- will be unveiled after Monday’s Memorial Day Parade.
The mural is the result of a collaboration between Nathanael Pierce, a firefighter and paramedic, and local artist John Stand, who owns Out of Sight, Out of Mind, a gallery at 622 Main St.
“It has been a really good experience,” Pierce said of the project. “A lot of people have commented how (the mural) lightens up the inside of the department -- it makes it more friendly, instead of just having gray walls and red trucks. It gives a little more depth as to who we are, and what we’re here for, and where we come from.”
Pierce came up with the idea of painting a mural inside the station following the recent completion of a new office there. The office resulted in a large, white wall that was slated to be painted gray, or some other formal, mute color, according to Pierce.