Community Arts Bio

Lynn Miller has a passion for bringing the arts to the community and creating community through the arts. She has spearheaded and organized murals and festivals which have changed the community.

Firebird Festival

Lynn was the founder of the Firebird Festival in 2004 with a team of artists. She is now retired from the festival but it continues to spark the community with 15,000 attendees last year. Artists build a 28′ wooden Phoenix sculpture in Phoenixville, PA. The  community makes over 100 clay birds that are fired when the sculpture is bonfired. This festival depicts the important transformation story of death and rebirth. The whole town becomes a performance art venue with street performers, musicians and craft vendors. Lynn traditionally co-directed a 20 piece improv orchestra with the telling of the Phoenix myth at the Colonial Theatre the night of the event. The festival is held the first Sat in December.

Murals

Lynn organized community built mosaic murals in her town Phoenixville, PA  and two in Switzerland. Community volunteers helped design, install the tiles and grout. Murals help bring pride and beauty to the community.

Lynn created a Healing environment at Roxborough Hospital by painting 12 mini-murals in bedrooms and 3 large murals in community rooms with artist, colleague Liz McIlvaine. They painted nature scenes to create a healing environment. Check her gallery page to see the murals.

Giant Puppets

Lynn's puppet in Switzerland

Lynn sponsored Giant puppet builds at her studio for the Celebrating Diversity Parade in Phoenixville, PA and created community puppet builds in Switzerland for music festivals. Large scale puppets are larger than life which generates imagination and connect people to something greater than themselves.