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November 6, 2016 by pegjohnston

David Francisco painted this mural at MuralFest 2016. It is available fo posting on a boarded up building anywhere in Broome County. Offered by the Dept of Public Art. 2' X 4'.


Downtown Bear

November 6, 2016 by pegjohnston

Nathan Reese painted this mural at MuralFest 2016. It is available fo posting on a boarded up building anywhere in Broome County. Offered by the Dept of Public Art.

Downtown Bear

Murals for Free

November 6, 2016 by pegjohnston

Photo: Mural by Nathan Reese

The Dept of Public Art is offering 4 X 8' and 2 X 4' mural panels to people or businesses who want to display them. Last year 30 panels were painted at Mural Fest 2015 and most of them have been placed on boarded up buildings as a way to improve the appearance in blighted neighborhoods.  Eleven of them, on a food theme, were placed on a building on Chenango St. which is now being renovated into a Deli and Pizza Shop, so these are now available. Seven panels have been placed in community gardens--Liberty St. Garden, Roosevelt School Garden and Laurel Garden.

At the 2016 Mural Fest at Cheri Lindsey Park, another 16 panels were painted, most of them in a smaller format for ease in transport and placement. The panels are available for posting in Binghamton or any other area in Broome County. To request a panel contact DPA at Photos of available panels can be viewed at  the image gallery on this site, and choose dept of public art in the pull down menu.


Paint at Mural Fest at Cheri Lindsey Park September 17th

September 11, 2016 by pegjohnston

Photo: Outlining the Mural Design on the Pool House

            The Dept. of Public Art and reBOLD  Binghamton are sponsoring the third annual Mural Fest at Cheri Lindsey Park September 17th from 11 am- 4 pm and will paint three buildings and many smaller panels to be placed in the community. “MuralFest 2016 will bring local creativity to improve the Park and to bring attention to the Northside,” said Mark Bowers a spokesperson for the event. Bruce Greig, a master muralist, will also paint a mural design by Amy Panella on the rear wall of the Binghamton Plaza. Panella, an art teacher, won a design contest with her mural that shows the rooftops of local landmarks with a sky that includes hot air balloons and the word “Binghamton” that will be visible from across the river.

            The pool house at Cheri Lindsey Park will be getting a new mural designed by local artist Zach Wilson, and local artists may volunteer to help paint that large mural. Another building at the park will get new murals on three sides of the park by artists who actively use the park and have painted murals there previously.

            At least 15 local artists will also paint original designs on wooden and fabric panels to be posted in the community. This is a continuation of the Blight mitigation project in which the Dept. of Public Art placed mural panels on 11 boarded up buildings. Other activities for children and adults will include upcycling projects, such as making kaleidoscopes out of cardboard containers, creating animal figures out of corrugated cardboard, a Box City, and other interactive activities. Tabling opportunities are available for artists and organizations.

            Support for MuralFest and the permanent murals it will leave behind has received support from many sources: Chenango Co Arts Council - NYS Decentralization grant with support from Governor Cuomo and the NUS Legislature and the Hoyt Foundation; the Community Foundation of South Central NY; the Tourism Fund of Broome County; the Mayor’s Office, City of Binghamton; Visions Credit Union; Lowe’s and Sherwin Williams Paint; Wegman’s; Daniels Paint and other businesses.   The public is being encouraged to support local artists at the event by donating to Mural Fest through the DPA via PayPal at  For more information or to volunteer, contact the

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July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

One of the panels from Mural Fest 2015, available for posting on a boarded up building. This is by Dexter Holmes and commemorates a friend who passed away.


Food Mural for the Northside

July 4, 2015 by pegjohnston

This mural at 511 Chenango St. consists of 11 murals with a food theme, because the Northside is a "food desert", lacking a grocery store. It was painted at Mural Fest 2015 by local artists and installed Memorial Day. Murals are  free to area property owners with boarded up buildings. The DPA is a volunteer group that creates and promotes public art. This project is made possible with public funds from the Chenango Arts Council’s Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the NYS Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.

Food Mural for the Northside

Mural Fest April & Path Through History

March 3, 2015 by pegjohnston

Save the Date!  Mural Fest scheduled for April 26th, along the riverwalk, with mural painting, interactive art, musical entertainment and much much more.

Also note Path Through History June 20th, a Sat. We will be doing a mural tour downtown as well as lots of other historical tours and events.


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