NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A new mural is going up on Whirlpool Avenue in Niagara Falls, where local artist Nate Reilly got started on Wednesday.
The Niagara Falls resident proposed a mural for the North End in the Falls, but it is now going up at 2245 Whirlpool Avenue, next to the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.
“I want people to feel welcomed when they see my mural,” Reilly said in a statement. “The piece is meant to help uplift the community and make people smile. All of the pieces in the NF Murals project so far have an element of hope that makes you feel good as you pass them. I want my piece to do that too.”
The mural, which will be Reilly’s first, will feature the faces of 50 community members and the quote, “Take a smile, leave a smile.”