PORTRAITS MURAL (Gateways to Newark) | Upgraded

PORTRAITS MURAL (Gateways to Newark) | Upgraded


The wall before was just a wall. It hadn’t been touched in over a hundred years since it was actually built. We want to make sure everybody knows. Just don’t go near the railroad and everybody will be fine. To be able to have everyone painting at night
at one time definitely is a new experience. Definitely forms a lot of camaraderie. The biggest challenge when working in cities
is to show an example of what can be done. Murals can create this space of imagination. A lot of times people cannot imagine what
a mural would do a community so you have to create it. Our organization has committed to improving
all the entryways that come into Newark. This is the first of several entryways that
we hope to beautify. Our goal is to change the perception of this
city. To all these incredible artists that are here
today, thank you for helping Newark to believe in itself again. Newark is not what everyone says and there
are people doing something about that. There it is – 1.39 miles of art and culture for you to see. It was really quite wonderful. It shows that Newark is now a destination
for artists and that we welcome artists from all different places to work in our city.

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