Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jersey City gets a mural project

If you're in the neighborhood, stop by Hudson County Arts Supply to see the first mural of a new public arts initiative take shape. Local artist Ron English, New Jersey native (and now resident West-coaster) Bigfoot, and fellow street artist Jason Maloney are working collaboratively today and tomorrow to cover the side of the store with an original work of art.

The first of several more Jersey City murals to be created by well-known local and national artists, the project (initiated by Dylan Evans) aims to draw art tourism and attention to Jersey City in the hopes of creating a thriving artistic community.

Mayor Healy arrived to see the progress this afternoon; stop by yourself and see how the work is going, and check back for a photo update.

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