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Niagara Gazette: NF Murals still looking for artists

By August 12, 2021August 16th, 2021Arts & Culture

The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is seeking four to six artists to paint murals on Main Street and Depot Avenue in Niagara Falls. The NF Murals Project on Main Street and Depot Avenue is entering its third and final mural-making phase following completion of 16 murals to date since 2019. Murals feature stories of freedom and champions of change in the Highland Community of Niagara Falls.

In the Highland Community, many people are the most recent in a long line of Black residents whose presence in Niagara Falls made it one of the most important places of courage and resistance to oppression in the U.S. from the time of the Underground Railroad to today. These stories of heroism are documented and told at the adjacent Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The NF Murals Project continues to share these stories and others as it relates to the theme of freedom, and specifically what freedom means to the residents of Niagara Falls…

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