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Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Museum of Art Inviting the Public to the Unveiling of The Community Mural Project

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Wednesday July 22, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL- The time has come to unveil a highly anticipated project in the Magic City. On Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. Birmingham City Councilor William Parker will join staff from the Birmingham Museum of Art and young artists from around the city to unveil The Community Mural Project at Shields Conference Center/WC Patton Park located at 3969 14th Avenue North. The project is a collaboration between multiple community groups who came together to create a series of mural panels that not only physically revitalized a community center and park through art, but also allowed for a social transformation of the area and increased usage.

“These bright, celebratory murals were painted to celebrate new beginnings and we believe these works of art not only showcase the talents and spirit of neighborhoods uniting, but resulting in lifelong partnerships and new relationships,” Councilor Parker said.

Since the mural installation, the community has noticed the trees surrounding the center are trimmed more frequently, which has enhanced the business district, and they feel the murals act as a welcoming landscape for the passengers landing at Birmingham International Airport. The project has been recognized nationally by Neighborhoods USA (NUSA), where participants involved with the project took home a 3rd place award for Best Neighborhood Program for Physical Revitalization/ Beautification in District 4.

What: Unveiling of The Community Mural Project

When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Where: Shields Conference Center/WC Patton Park located at 3969 14th Avenue North.Birmingham, AL 35234

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.254.2036 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov