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Community support sought to light up Hillcrest's Mural Alley

Community support sought to light up Hillcrest's Mural Alley

The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) has launched a fundraising campaign to pay for market-style lighting to be added to a part of Hillcrest dubbed "Mural Alley."

Considered one of Hillcrest's "Secret Spots," Mural Alley is an urban space that features over a dozen street art murals and the project aims to improve the space by adding the lighting. In urban communities around the world, alleyways are being transformed from dirty, dingy "back areas" to spaces for community members to safely walk, gather, explore, and celebrate. 

Hillcrest's Mural Alley is located between in an alley way between Fourth and Fifth Avenues stretching from University Avenue to Robinson Street. The alley includes artwork by Max Moses, Glow, Fizix, and many other regionally known muralists. While the centerpiece of Mural Alley is in this space, over a dozen murals have been painted all over the neighborhood.

A GoFundMe campaign was launched this week and is already nearing its goal of $3,000. Funds raised will cover the purchase, installation, and upkeep of the lighting. HBA welcomes any size donation and contributions can be made here.
 
When the lights have been installed, all contributors will invited to a party in the alley to celebrate.