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Press Release: RiseUP/CT Murals to Unveil Black Lives Matter Mural at Hartford’s Swift Factory

  |  July 7, 2020

{Hartford, Connecticut} – RiseUP/CT Murals will be unveiling a 900 sq foot, Black Lives Matter Mural at Hartford’s Swift Factory, located at 60 Love Lane. The mural will be located around fencing that runs along the Garden Street side of the property and will be unveiled on July 23rd at 5:00PM

RiseUP/CT Murals hired 5 local artists and collected feedback from community members on the themes and imagery they wanted to represent in the mural.  The mural will capture significant historical and current figures that are a driving force in Civil Rights and ending police brutality, positive quotes and images of black families accomplishing great things. 

The local artists hired are:

This mural is funded thanks to grants from Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Knox Foundation, and over 60 community members that donated to the project.

About RiseUP/CT Murals:

Connecticut Murals is a project of RiseUP For the Arts.  A nonprofit, collaboration of artists, community members, enterprises, and volunteers committed to bringing color, vibrancy, and stunning art to the streets, buildings, and homes in Connecticut and beyond through murals and other public art mediums. 

CT Murals produces public art projects and we also provide a full end-to-end mural and art services for businesses, nonprofits, and cities.  We work with some of the highest quality local artists that each bring a unique style and look to every project.  

Contact Info:

  • Matt Conway
  • The RiseUP Group/CT Murals
  • 860-874-2114

About Swift Factory:

SWIFT is a formerly abandoned gold leafing factory in the heart of the Northeast neighborhood that Community Solutions is redeveloping to be a vibrant commercial and community campus. The mission at SWIFT is to help activate and scale local entrepreneurship, local employment, youth engagement, and health and wellness by offering affordable offices, commercial kitchens, and manufacturing spaces. SWIFT is especially focused on offering a space for Hartford’s abundance of minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs of color to grow, innovate, and collaborate together under one roof and continue to enhance the City’s small business ecosystem. 

About Community Solutions:

Community Solutions is a non-profit organization that works to end homelessness nationally and has been working to improve community health and wellbeing in North Hartford for the past 10 years, including through redeveloping the Swift Factory.