August 21st,

Volunteers helped paint the first six 4′ x  8′ panels which will be the initial murals that will be installed around the Gowanus watershed. The themes incorporated in this month’s mural making was “first industry at the Canal” and “improvements in the Canal now and then.”

It was a successful start of many more murals to come, everyone had fun painting. Experienced or not, kids, teens and adults became artists to help create great art pieces. All work was done in due time before rain clouds approached the salt lot!

We would like to thank Film Biz Recycling for the material and supplies provided and three Gowanus community residents: Julia Oppe, Bobi Ahn and Priyamvada Sinha who help developed today’s murals. We would also like to thank all the volunteers that came out to help us paint! We hope to see new and old faces at the next mural painting!

from left to right: Priyamvada, Julia and Bobi with daughter Bijou.