Artist preps for Mural at Haymaker Farmers Market
Art work will adorn columns and lintels of Haymaker Parkway overpass bridge
Old started to give way to new this morning, as Kent artist and Kent Patch columnist Elaine Hullihen blasted graffiti and old paint off the supports of the Haymaker Parkway overpass bridge.
Hullihen is the artist chosen to paint a new art mural on the supports and lintels of the bridge to celebrate and mark the spot of the Haymaker Farmers Market, which holds its weekly open-air market in the shadows of the bridge on Franklin Avenue.
Using a power washer, Hullihen and a few volunteers worked to remove the old paint and graffiti to prep the surface for the new mural, which will incorporate scenes of the market and Kent’s history throughout.
The mural is expected to be finished this summer. To read Hullihen's coverage of the Kent arts scene, follow her column Art Words.