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Mural Highlights Agricultural Heritage

A beautiful new mural is being added to the outside of a third downtown building as part of Vineland’s Urban Canvases on The Ave Mural Project.

The new mural pays tribute to the city’s rich agricultural heritage, as well as the downtown’s many restaurants, which offer a variety of cuisines.

The mural was made possible in part through support from the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission, NJ Department of State, and Ace Hardware.

“This 1800-square-foot mural depicts a colorful variety of fresh fruits and Jersey vegetables in a café chalkboard type design,” said Muralist Erin DiPalma. “The project is special to me because it will enhance the town that I grew up in and promote small businesses, which are the heart of any town.

“Art s a really powerful way to tell a story,” said Vineland Mayor Anthony Fanucci. “The mural does not just tell the story of our history, but also of our present.

“We hope people feel inspired and enriched by the art being created along Landis Ave,” he added.