Baltimore’s globetrotting artist Gaia, with a helping hand from local artist Brandon Buckson, created a captivating new mural last week on the corner of W 26th Street and Hampden Avenue in Remington.
The mural portrays four women and their connection to property in the neighborhood. The woman on the left holds historic Union Mill, the world’s largest producer of cotton duck in the late 1800s. The second woman holds a rent-to-own property. The third woman is the proprietor of a family-owned storefront. And, the woman on the right owns the rowhouse that serves as the canvas for the mural.
This large scale mural, the first of three walls Gaia is slated to paint in the neighborhood, came to being after the Greater Remington Improvement Association received the Transformative Art Prize from the Baltimore Office of Promotions and Arts. This program awards funds to Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to enliven underutilized public spaces through high-impact, community-driven public art projects.
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