Neighborhood unveils new community mural

Mural dedicated at Jane Newcom Park in Dayton's Patterson Park neighborhood. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
Mural dedicated at Jane Newcom Park in Dayton's Patterson Park neighborhood. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – One Dayton neighborhood will not lot let graffiti get the best of it.

Patterson Park residents say it gave them the perfect excuse to paint a mural.

It was unveiled Tuesday at the Jane Newcom Park on Tudor Road.

Neighbors were upset that the park shelter was often targeted by graffiti artists. No matter how many times volunteers would paint over it, it would return.

The Patterson Park trustees joined the Graffiti Task Force and contacted Spire Arts to paint a new mural. It was created by artists with developmental disabilities.

The mural is 18’x30′ along the rear wall of the shelter. The images of John Patterson and Jane Newcom are part of the mural is is the community’s trademark gaslight.

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