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4 new murals coming to downtown Grand Rapids

Posted at 4:28 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 16:28:36-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — More murals will soon be making their way to downtown Grand Rapids through Uptown GR’s collaborations with local artists.

The project, funded through the Corridor Improvement Authority, will include four new spots within the district, a news release said.

“Uptown places great emphasis on the importance of the arts as a vital part of its thriving and welcoming culture, especially as we are located in an arts-focused community that is so rich with homegrown talent and showcases and supports our local artists and their visions,” said Ingrid Miller, executive director of Uptown GR. “We see these installations as a continuation of an ongoing initiative that we plan to continue to support in the future, one that showcases and supports our local artists and their visions, while adding to interest and excitement in Uptown.”

Uptown includes four business districts: Eastown, East Fulton, Wealthy Street and East Hills.

The organization’s mission is to help sustain a strong and vibrant urban district through planning, coordinating and communicating with and between all sectors of the community.