JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Jersey City is gearing up for its first annual Mural Festival.
The event, which is happening Saturday and Sunday, will celebrate Jersey City’s expansive mural arts program.READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Candidates Make Last-Minute Push For Votes Ahead Of Tuesday's Primary
The festival is a collaboration between Jersey City and Mana Public Arts. It will feature new works from more than 50 artists.READ MORE: More Violence On Subways: Police Say Tourist Hit With Bottle, Man Slashed In Separate Attacks
“In Jersey City, we’re making a big bet on the arts community,” Mayor Steven Fulop said. “We are thankful that Mana has been such a great partner in reaching out to some of the best-known street artists in the entire world.”
The murals will be on display across Jersey City.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Off-Duty Officer Attacked With Baseball Bat In Bronx; As Many As 6 Suspects Sought
Fulop hopes the festival will also provide a boost to local businesses that have been struggling during the pandemic.