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New Murals Grace Glenwood Buildings - WKBN

Motorists might spot something new when driving down Glenwood Avenue on the city’s south side.

Two new larger-than-life murals are now on display. One, “Face the Future,” was painted on the old Park Inn building. The other, “Create a Better Tomorrow,” was painted on the LaFrance Cleaners building.

The idea was the brainchild of the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation as a way to revitalize the city. The artists worked with local residents to develop the mural themes.

“Murals we use to add another element along the corridor to bring some color, some energy, some vibrancy back to what has become in many cases blighted commercial corridors,” YNDC Executive Director Ian Beniston said.

Funding for the murals came from a grant by the Ohio Capital Impact Corporation.

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