There was a learning curve when Lancaster city hired its first two public arts managers — the first from Colorado and the second from Indiana.
Tracy Beyl, who took over the position this month, needs no introduction to the arts in Lancaster nor to the city’s program. She was there at its inception.
Beyl moved less than three blocks to the City Hall post from her former office at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.
It was there that Beyl was involved in establishing the college’s mural resource project a decade ago. That initial effort was to provide resources to people in the community who wanted to create public art. It later was expanded from murals to all public artworks.