Worcesteria: A fresh look at favorite mural, and other discoveries downtown – Worcester Magazine

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Victor D. Infante

Worcester Magazine
Published 6:22 p.m. ET Jan. 6, 2022

… As I often do in these situations, I called up Nikki Erskine, of Worcester’s Cultural Development Division and Worcester Cultural Coalition, to see if she knew the answer. She had it in moments: They were installed in April of last year by Michael D’Angelo. She also confirmed that the mural itself came in with Pow! Wow! Worcester in 2018.

I asked her where she was looking that up, and she pointed me to the website http://www.worcesterma.gov/public-art, an interactive map of public art in the city, including murals, statues and installations. In hindsight, I think someone had mentioned it before, but I had never looked at it, and had no idea how fun it was to use, especially if you want a free, outdoor activity while COVID is making indoor activities dicey. It’s an exciting tool, one which, in hindsight, deserves more exposure. But it’s that little irony of being a great little hidden gem that makes the site itself very … well … Worcester. This city is full of tiny, enormously cool details that are delightful when you find them…

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