Mosaic wall brings Warren County community together

NORTH CREEK – The people of North Creek are putting the finishing touches on the biggest public art project in the Adirondacks.
The North Creek Mosaic Project is unique in that it’s a wall that brought a community together.

It was once a big ugly retaining wall running 230 feet down Main Street in the community of North Creek.

To local Kate Hartley, it was an opportunity. While sitting in a restaurant looking at the wall, she decided it needed to be a mural.

She quickly found out that paint won’t stick to retaining walls, so it would have to be a mosaic. That’s when North Creek Mosaic Project was born.

Hartley’s enthusiasm was infectious. She got school kids involved, adults, anyone passing by in this small town. Over a 10-year period, they were all invited to stick the tiles on that would shape Adirondack scenes and wildlife.

Now 10 years and more than 200,000 tiles later, the project is complete.

Take a look at the finished project, and hear Hartley talk more about how it brought the entire community together by watching the video of Mark Mulholland’s story.