Portraits News Conference

Media Contacts:

Lena Corbo, Impact Consulting, lcorbo@eimpactconsulting.com, 973-220-0048, Cheryl McCants, Impact Consulting, cmccants@eimpactconsulting.com, 646-872-2377, Noelle Frieson, Newark Downtown District, noelle@downtownnewark.com, 917-597-8084

Mayor Ras J. Baraka and the Newark Downtown District Announce “Gateways to Newark: Portraits”

Longest Mural on the East Coast and Second Longest Mural in the Nation

1.39 mile project along Newark’s Route 21 welcomes visitors, residents and commuters


WHO:              Mayor Ras J. Baraka, City of Newark

                        Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson, Dept. of Economic & Housing Development             

                        Scott Blow, Acting President and CEO Newark Community EDC

                        Anthony McMillan, CEO Newark Downtown District

                        Rebecca Pauline Jampol, Curator Portraits

                        Nine Newark-Based Artists

                        Eight Artists from across the U.S., Peru, Mexico and Brazil

                        Newark City Council Members


WHAT:            Kickoff for longest mural on the East Coast

                        High res renderings for murals available for media

                        Artists and Curator available for interviews

WHEN:            Thursday, May 12, 2016 11 a.m.

WHERE:           City Hall

                        Press Room

                        920 Broad Street

                        Newark, NJ 07102

MEDIA NOTE: Media parking is available on nearby streets and lots


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