Crisfield Seafood Workers Mural
The Crisfield Seafood Workers Mural commissioned from artist Michael Rosato is now located at 413 W Main Street in Crisfield. This mural is a project of the Greater Crisfield Action Coalition and was undertaken by project leads Darlene Taylor and Eric Banks, who both worked in the seafood industry in their youth.
Artist Michael Rosato is known for his murals that often employ trompe l'oeil, the illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions, as in the mural by Mr. Rosato of Harriet Tubman in Cambridge, where her hand reaches out to the viewer. Mr. Rosato’s paintings can be seen in venues across the country, including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Museum in Cape Charles, VA, the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, and the Chesapeake Country Mural Trail in Dorchester County, MD.
The Greater Crisfield Action Coalition and the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project worked together to secure funding for this project. The mural was supported by grants from the Department of Housing and Community Development ($3,000), the Maryland State Arts Council ($7,065), the Handy grant through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore ($5,065), the Somerset County Arts Council ($2,800) and the Crisfield Arts & Entertainment District Project ($2,000).