ATLANTIC CITY – Five new murals will transform five walls in five days during the first 48 Blocks Atlantic City Mural Week project, May 13-17.
The organization announced the five locations Monday morning at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University. Throughout the week, the public will be able to visit the sites and watch the artists at work. Work will start Monday and Tuesday with some visible progress likely by Wednesday and Thursday.
Mural Week is a new project of 48 Blocks Atlantic City, which will hold its third celebration of the arts throughout the city from June 21-23. The five murals will join 35 existing murals supported by the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, and 10 other murals in the city.
“We want to create an atmosphere where if you come to Atlantic City, you can’t miss a mural,” Arts Foundation Communication Manager Loryn Simonsen said. “The five large-scale murals being created this year are taking the project to a new level. The public can watch the muralists transform the walls all week as we prepare for our city wide 48 Blocks Atlantic City event in June.”
The participating mural artists and their locations are:
- BK Foxx of Long Island, New York at BullShots Bar, 2309 Pacific Ave.
- Denton Burrows of New York City at Best Liquors Store 1512 Pacific Ave.
- Glenn Taylor of Mays Landing at Pizza King 2316 Atlantic Ave.
- Felipe Ortiz of Abington, Mass., at Rodeway Inn, 3200 Pacific Ave.
- Mark Chu of New York City and Charles Barbin of Brigantine are collaborating on a mural at 13-17 N. New Jersey Ave.
48 Blocks Atlantic City is a program of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, in partnership with Stockton University. ACAF programming is funded in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, a partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. More information is at 48blocksac.com.