That mural going up on the building at Pearl Street and Maiden Lane in downtown Albany

temporary facade mural 27 N Pearl by Rachel Baxter

N. sent along this pic today of the mural that popped up on the boards lining the exterior of 27 N. Pearl in downtown Albany with the message: "This made me smile, and it seemed like something alloveralbany would enjoy, too."

As it happens, the mural is a work in progress by Rachel Baxter called "You Are Here, Too." It's a collaboration between Albany Center Galleries, the Downtown Albany BID, and Fairbank Properties, which is renovating the building. (Fairbank also did the residential conversion of the nearby Arcade Building.)

The mural will stretch down Maiden Lane when it's finished, according to the BID. Blurbage:

Artist Rachel Baxter drew inspiration for the piece, "You Are Here, Too," from her time hiking and camping, and the connection between our environment and ourselves. In creating the piece, Baxter hopes people will be reminded to connect with their surroundings. The mural, one of several recently completed or in the pipeline, highlights Albany Center Gallery's mission to both exhibit contemporary work in their gallery space, as well as expand beyond the gallery walls by bringing art into the community.

The BID says mural is expected to be up for about eight months. And if it's still in good shape by the end of that time, it will be sold to benefit ACG.

(Thanks, N!)

The Downtown Albany BID advertises on AOA.

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