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Wall Murals Along Central Ave, Jersey City

How can one tell an artist community exists in Hudson County? Just keep a look out for their signature mark – Public Art. Central Avenue businesses welcome artists to share their time and talents with their community and embrace creative placemaking. Our district is home to a growing series of murals that have caught the eyes and attention of many visitors and shoppers. Well executed murals have reenergized the City by making it an artist destination. From vivid descriptions of Central Avenue, to notable landmarks around the City, each Central Avenue mural has something special to offer. The professional artists who created these works are proud of the stories each piece tells of the rich history of Jersey City.

More Public Art on Central Avenue and in the Heights


Mother's Eternal Light

Ed "T.DEE" Morris stands by his artwork "Mother's Eternal Light" on Thorne Street/ Central Avenue, Jersey CityBy Artist  Ed "T.DEE" Morris

Located: 407 Central Ave, Jersey City (Thorne Street Intersection).

Date Completed: Summer 2017

Juxtaposed against a brightly colored, other worldly background, a young boy looks up in wonder as a flock of silhouetted birds takes flight. It's theme focuses on that awakening moment of realization and wonder as seen through the young boys eyes, that "Mother's Eternal Light" of inspiration that young and old should seek to ignite every day.Full Story>

 

 

 

Earth Person 2

By Artist Sam Pullin

Located: 129 Franklin Street/ 232 Central Ave, Jersey City.

Date Completed: Fall 2016

"Sam chose to design an image that incorporates two key elements, The Valley of The Kings, an ancient Egyptian burial site where pharaohs and powerful noble men where entombed from the 16th century to the 11th century B.C., with a contemporary image of an astronaut, meant to appear as if he/ she is descending on to planet earth to explore the site. Full Story>

"Perseverance"

PAWS21 by his mural "Perseverance" located at 325 Central Avenue, Jersey CityBy Artist PAWS21

Located: 325 Central Ave, Jersey City.

Date Completed: Fall 2015

"Perseverance" is about art imitating life. The maturing artist must persevere and break though all obstacles in between them and their artistic expression and goals. Full Story>

 

 

Wheat Pastes

By Artist Sean9Lugo

Located: Various along Central Ave, Jersey City.

Installed: Fall 2015

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"Paper Airplanes"

Sergio Sandino and his mural "Paper Plains" at Dunkin Donuts at 318 Central Ave, Jersey City By artist Sergio Sandino

Located: 318 Central Ave, Jersey City.

Date Completed: Spring 2015

Sergio Sandino's paper airplanes mural design is based on the nostalgia and feelings of youth that paper airplanes bring. Making a paper airplane and imaging where it could fly is a symbol of where Jersey City can go, as a community, a city and a home for me, and for all who reside here. He included pages of notebook paper with drawings of the city and the Statue of Libery, a symbol of this nation but also of the diversity and culture that Jersey City has to offer.Full Story>

 

"The Dream" Mural

The Dream Mural By artist Ed "T.DEE" Morris

Located: 337 Central Ave, Jersey City.

Date Completed: October 2013

How do you paint a dream and in attempting to do so, how can you be sure you have included the dreams and aspirations of everyone on a bustling through fair like Central Avenue? Artist Ed Morris thought hard about this when he answered to call to artists (RFP) and submitted a winning mural design that was selected to move forward and become a reality.Full Story>

"Koi Too" Mural

Ed Morris stands by his "Koi Too" mural By artist Ed "T.DEE" Morris

Located: 286 Central Ave, Jersey City

Dated Completed: October 2011

Located on the sidewall of Jersey Drugs just off the Central and Hutton Street intersection, this mural features luminescent and life-like Koi fish swimming through large arches that were formerly the building’s windows. Full Story>

 

"Urban Inner Peace Zone" Mural

Artist Megan Gulick Paints her mural at 426 Central Ave, Jersey CityBy artist Megan Gulick

Located: 426 Central Ave, Jersey City

Date Completed: October 2010

Painting a mural on the side of Daisy Cleaners at 426 Central Avenue, charming artist Megan Gulick uses quirky illustrations to express her soul and special life story. Full Story>

 

"Salute to Central Avenue" Mural

La Rovere's MuralBy artist Richard La Rovere

Located: 387 Central Ave, Jersey City

Date Completed: October 2010

Painting a mural on the side of .99 POWER at 387 Central Avenue, artist Richard La Rovere copies landscapes and facades that are truly breathtaking. His design captures Central Avenue as it is today, to serve as a time capsule for the future. Full Story>

"Goehrig's Bakery" Mural

Goehrig's BakeryBy artist Sylvester Wofford

Located: 475 Central Ave, Jersey City

Date Competed: 2005 - 2015

This notable piece created by artist Sylvester Wofford, adds life to the sidewall of one of the most well known bakeries in Hudson County.  The bright colors and wide array of images from baked goods to landscapes tell a great tale of Jersey City. Originally painted in 2005, it was redone by the same artist in 2010.

“Where Will Your Journey Begin?” Mural

By J.C. Museum's Public Art Program

Located: 337 Central Ave, Jersey City

Dates: 1996 - 2011

“Where will your Journey Begin?” is the question this mural asked of its audience. Created by the Jersey City Museum’s Public Art Program in 1996, local students assisted artists to create this 150 ft long mural around the corner from Rite Aid Pharmacy. The mural stood for 15 years until it was removed in 2011 as part of a much needed renovation and repair project by the pharmacy. This great community mural will live on in the memory by all who enjoyed the the visual story it told for over one and a half decades.