New Mural Honors ‘Baltimore’s Birds’

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore is known for its Ravens and Orioles, but the Goldfinch and the Red-Bellied Woodpecker? Not so much–until now.

Mary Bubala shows us how you’ll start seeing Baltimore’s other birds around town.

These are the first brushstrokes on a six-mural project called “Bmore Birds” along the York Road corridor. One is on the facade of Loyola University’s public safety building in Govans.

“There are multiple birds that will be part of this project. Here we have gone with the dove to represent peace and justice as Loyola supports here on the York Road corridor, but up and down, we will have Orioles, Blue Jays and a number of other local birds,” said Erin O’Keefe, Loyola University.

Baltimore’s Office of Promotion and the Arts hired a local artist to help members of the community paint the birds.

“They will change the neighborhood because they are really made to be bright color. I use bright color to make them and very, very simple also to communicate,” said community artist Iandry Randria Mandroso.

After several hours, the mural was a work of art along York Road.

If you want to get involved, they are always looking for volunteers to help paint the birds–you have to be over 18–or you can donate supplies.

The next murals are planned for the outside of Academy Cleaners and Riley’s Beauty Salon on York Road. The entire project is slated to be complete by October.

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