ALTON — The public is invited to the dedication of Alton’s newest mural, located at 415 Ridge St., at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
The mural, entitled “Abundance,” celebrates the beauty and bounty of the region through painted and mosaic panels that incorporate imagery of fruits and vegetables as well as native animals, farmland, the Mississippi and the monument for Alton’s local abolitionist hero, Elijah Lovejoy.
Mayor Brant Walker will offer a ribbon-cutting, acknowledgements of support will be made, and light refreshments will be served. Guests also will be able to learn more about Grassroots Grocery, which is in the midst of a fund-raising campaign to open a local and natural food cooperative in the building in the spring of 2015.
The mural was designed by Anne Farley Gaines, Visiting Faculty at Principia College Art Department, and produced by her Public Art students and other community members. Support for the project was provided by: Principia College Art and Art History Department, Principia College Sociology and Anthropology Department, Home Depot, Jacoby Arts Center, Audubon at Riverlands, Sunbelt Tool Rental, LuciAnna’s Pastries, Sierra Club, Grassroots Grocery and Alton Main Street.