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Mural 'Harvest' to be Unveiled Oct. 22 Downtown

Outside Art: Plattsburgh Public Art Project and the North Country Co-Op will host Harvest Party in the Alley, an unveiling of the newest downtown mural, “Harvest,” Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the alley behind Irises on City Hall Place and the co-op on Bridge Street.

According to Julia Devine, coordinator of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Public Service, the mural is an agriculturally inspired work by local artist and Dominica native Gharan Burton and will enhance the area, which is slated to be an outdoor café. 

Jeremiah Ward, project manager at the co-op, said, “Across the country, communities are rethinking their alleyways and transforming them into places of connectivity and productivity. That’s what we’re trying to do here with the mural and our future café.”

The party will feature the unveiling of the artwork at 3 p.m., food, activities and musical entertainment by reggae band Izland Tonik. Local food and wine purveyors will be on hand with their wares, and kids can make paper pumpkins and leaf crowns.

“Come celebrate as a community and enjoy a new point of view in the city,” said Devine. “There’s so much potential in downtown Plattsburgh, and it’s there for all of us to experience.” 

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