Coming Soon! Cambria City Cultural Mural
This summer, we successfully coordinated a group of partners in developing a project plan and procuring resources for the installation of a cultural mural in the Cambria City neighborhood of Johnstown.
As part of our work with the Vision2025 initiative in Johnstown, we organized a dozen stakeholders including Johnstown Area Heritage Association, the City of Johnstown, Friends of Cambria City, and BottleWorks Ethnic Arts Center. Todd Stiffler, Artistic Director at BottleWorks, designed a mural concept inspired by the hills and valleys surrounding Cambria City. The mural is envisioned as a relatively quick and easy way to brighten up a drab public structure and catalyze economic and social investment into the neighborhood.
On behalf of the project partners, we wrote the proposal for this mural to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, who chose to fund the project. This round of funding was highly competitive with just 8 of 38 proposals from across Pennsylvania selected to receive paint and supplies.
Painting will occur during Fresh Paint Days in September, with a community-wide celebration event.