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Art Mural Project on The Jim Mayer Trail

Through the Friends of the Trails program, the Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority funded its first trail enhancement project: two art murals on The Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail. The trail is Johnstown’s most popular urban trail, which now stretches over three miles from Riverside to Sandyvale Memorial Gardens. The art murals were painted by artists Richard Hower and John Shook from the Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center, along with community volunteers, and are now located on the old trolley bridge walls along the trail .1 miles from the Bridge Street trail head. Community volunteers, along with CCCRA and Bottleworks staff, made this project possible by spending days before the painting began prepping the site by washing the walls and priming them.

Community volunteers prime the walls before the painting begins.
Artist Richard Hower paints the mural along the wall.
Artist John Shook works on painting one of the walls along the trail.
A trail user enjoys a morning run past the finished art mural.
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