Central Square is a neighborhood in flux. Once a bustling commercial district and now a vibrant culture district, gentrification is putting the neighborhood’s own residents at risk. The mural campaign pays homage to the past, present, and future of Central Square. A intersection where Life Science, Arts, Culture and Community connect, the murals celebrate the local creative economy, equity, inclusion, social and environmental justice.
The mural campaign spreads this message throughout the neighborhood with features on iconic and easily-spotted buildings, including the Gas and Light building, the Barron building, the Green Street Garage, the old Block Buster Video Sign, a wall overlooking Lafayette Square and the Central Square Library to name a few. As a constant reminder of where the neighborhood has been and it’s promising and inclusive future, the mural campaign has far-reaching potential.