Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail mural Cherry Ave pano

Getting a look at the "Full Spectrum" on the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail


We got a chance to check out the mural on the Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail last week. It's on the support pillars that hold up the Cherry Ave overpass across the trail. There are a few more photos below that have a wider look at the mural.

The artwork -- "Full Spectrum" -- is the creation of John DeMarco, and it's part of an ongoing effort by the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's aptly-named Art on the Rail Trail (ART) group to add public art to the popular trail.

(Unfortunately, the new work was tagged almost immediately. But the mural was quickly fixed and sealed. Bethlehem police would like to hear from anyone with info.)

ART also is working toward a third mural, on the inside of the top of the bridge that crosses Delaware Ave in Delmar. The call for submissions closed in August. So keep an eye out for updates.

Chalk the Walk
Art on the Rail Trail is organizing a chalk art contest on the rail trail Saturday, September 22 at Hudson Ave and Adams Street in Delmar from 11 am to 3 pm.. It's $10 to enter ahead / $15 day of.

There will also be live music, food, art, and a craft fair at the nearby Real McCoy Beer Co. (The brewery is in the same spot as Brewtus Roasting Co. and Royal Meadery.)

+ That Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail mural is now complete
+ A few more bits about the present and future of the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

Look up

Photos are at the top in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.


These are lovely. One of the best versions of public art I've seen lately. (What a shame the artist already had to repair defacement.)

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