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Fourth Avenue Community Water Mural Completed

August 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The mural that a group of young people from Groundswell have been painting this summer at Fourth Avenue and Sackett Street is completed and the scaffolding has come down in the last day or so. The mural is about water conservation and the environment and is painted on the side of a building adjoining a city water station. The use of the property is a longstanding community issue, but the plan is (eventually) for a community garden. The property is an access point to critical water tunnels that are beneath it. The Creative Times blog had a nice post earlier in August about the young people creating the community mural.

Tags: Art · Park Slope

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 qualm // Aug 28, 2008 at 10:10 am

    too bad the mural will crumble when the building falls over.

  • 2 tiptoe // Aug 28, 2008 at 10:47 am

    I like it…but why are only brown people being represented in the mural? The other murals on 4th avenue likewise only depict brown people. what gives?

  • 3 nedork // Oct 30, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    The majority of the people who live in the neighborhood are brown people. We were giving them something that they can relate to.