The Baltimore Mural Program announces upcoming projects for 2010

The Baltimore Mural Program continues its efforts to make Baltimore city cleaner and greener in 2010. The program is an initiative designed to beautify Baltimore with murals that are representative of the city’s distinctive communities and diverse residents. 

In 2010, the Baltimore Mural Program will undertake approximately 10 projects throughout Baltimore city. The locations are:
• 210 E. 22nd Street
• 1228 Preston Street
• 1818 W. Fayette
• 3333 Greenmount Avenue, restoration
• Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, restoration
• Boy Scouts of America, location TBD
• Greenmount West, Greenmount and Charles North communities
• Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Community Arts Program, location TBD
• Morrell Park Recreation Center; North Ave, produced along with National Art Education Association (NAEA)
• Operation Protect Mural, location TBD. 

Currently, the Harlem Park Recreation Center is being painted by artist John Marra. The mural is located indoors. As part of the Cleaner, Greener Baltimore program, the city of Baltimore continues to partner with neighborhood groups, businesses and artists for CityPaint 2010. The Baltimore Mural Program is a project of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. 

The program, now in its 34th year, has produced and restored more than 150 large scale exterior and smaller scale, temporary interior murals. Twelve vivid and illustrative murals were completed in 2009, including the city’s longest mural on Eastern Avenue. Last year’s other murals included:
• 525 Benninghaus by Lyle Kissack
• 540 Lakewood by Ernest Shaw
• 759 Washington Boulevard by Augustina Droze
• 1400 Greenmount by artist Archie Veale
• 1703 Homestead by Donald Tyson
• 2798 The Alameda by MICA Community Arts Program
• 4337 Park Heights by Danamarie Hosler
• Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar by John Marra
• Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar by Nelson Rivas
• E. Hoffman Recreation Center by Mark Clayton
• Eastern Avenue underpass by Michael Owen
• Ellwood Park Pavilion by Mark Selby

The Baltimore Mural Program works with artists, neighborhood groups and associations, and funding sources to decorate the cityscape, employ local and regional artists, increase exposure to the arts and unite community residents with neighborhood improvement projects. 

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