College Park, Maryland – A new mural has been installed in downtown College Park, transforming the most visible and prominent façade in downtown College Park, signaling that the Baltimore Avenue corridor in College Park is an interesting destination for arts, culture, businesses, and more.

MEDIA ADVISORY
CONTACT Eric Olson
240-416-3184 or eolson@collegeparkpartnership.org
November 4, 2019

DOWNTOWN COLLEGE PARK MURAL CELEBRATION

The College Park City-University Partnership is pleased to announce the completion of the Downtown College Park Mural, located directly above the Nando’s Peri-Peri restaurant on Baltimore Avenue in College Park. A brief celebration will be held directly across the street from mural, on the corner of Knox Road and Baltimore Avenue, on Thursday, November 7th.

The mural, installed with funding from the Prince George’s County Redevelopment Authority and the City of College Park’s façade grant program, was completed by local artists Cory L. Stowers and Jason Philp. Both artists are from Hyattsville, Maryland, and painted the mural to completion with the help of their team in just under one month. The mural features native Maryland species including the Checkerspot Butterfly, Black-eyed Susan and Terrapin. For more than 100-years, College Park has been planting the seeds of conservation. This mural is an ode to the contributions made by the city and university, toward protecting our environment. The mural honors the role of pollination in our ecosystem, with the aim of drawing attention to the plight of the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly.

To mark the occasion, the College Park City-University Partnership invites members of the media to join local business owners, the artists, local officials, and community members for a celebration of the Downtown College Park Mural, helping to raise awareness of an endangered species with Maryland ties through public art.

When: Thursday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m.

Where: At the corner of Knox Rd. and Baltimore Ave., directly across the street from Nando’s Peri-Peri, College Park, Maryland.

Who:

Cory L. Stowers, Muralist
Jason Philp, Muralist
Chuck Castle, Building Owner
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21
Monroe S. Dennis, College Park Mayor Pro-Tem and Councilmember, District 2
Robert W. Day, College Park Councilmember, District 3
John Rigg, College Park Councilmember, District 3
Richard Wagner, Chair, College Park City-University Partnership
Eric Olson, Executive Director, College Park City-University Partnership
Gloria Aparicio-Blackwell, UMD Office of Community Engagement
Andrea D. Anderson, Prince George’s County Redevelopment Authority
Scott Somers, City Manager, City of College Park

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The College Park City-University Partnership is the nonprofit local development corporation sponsored by the City of College Park and the University of Maryland. The Partnership’s mission is to promote and support the economic welfare of College Park and the University of Maryland through activities including commercial revitalization, community development, and quality housing opportunities consistent with the interests of the City of College Park and the University of Maryland.

Media Advisory – Downtown College Park Mural Completion

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