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: 'A Tragic Loss Of Life:' Michelle Go Remembered As Selfless Volunteer After Deadly Subway Push In Times Square
The festival is a collaboration between Jersey City and Mana Public Arts. It will feature new works from more than 50 artists.READ MORE: Driver Charged After 15-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By School Bus In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run
“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: Mother Of 19-Year-Old Killed At East Harlem Burger King Seeks Tough Sentence For Alleged Shooter
Fulop hopes the festival will also provide a boost to local businesses that have been struggling during the pandemic.