The Downtown Unites mural painted by local artist Irineo Medina in June of 2020 on the corner of Appleton Street and College Avenue has unfortunately been impacted due to unavoidable structural repairs required to the masonry wall where it currently lives.
When building owner, Marcie Harris, started interior renovations to get ready for a new tenant, she, a licensed structural engineer, discovered a deteriorating wall that needed to be immediately rebuilt. Unfortunately, that meant the Downtown Unites mural was irreparably impacted.
“As such, we have been given an opportunity to restore yet another downtown building to its original charm through the re-introduction of the historic windows to this space,” shares Marcie Harris. “My husband, Jim and I loved the mural and its representation for our City so much that we have commissioned Irineo to produce another mural for our community in 2021.”
Artist, Irineo Medina states, “Sometimes things come apart so better things can come together. I am looking forward to breathing new life into the downtown unites mural while still giving a place for its original intent to stand proudly in our landscape.”
“Creative Downtown Appleton Inc. is grateful to continue to partner with amazing local artists and community supporters to share a message of unity and inclusion through public art projects like the Downtown Unites mural,” shares Jennifer Stephany, executive director of Creative Downtown Appleton Inc. “We look forward to the next installation as well as other new creative projects coming in 2021 to keep this important community conversation going through the power of the arts.”
Stay tuned for details on when the new Downtown Unites mural will be coming summer of 2021.
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