Murals on a Mission

Murals on a Mission is a project designed to energize communities through art. Based in New Kensington, PA,  the partnership is using art to enhance the visibility of the city, create a sense of place—and destination, while adding color, vibrancy, and character to an urban environment.

About Murals on a Mission

In 2020, Rivers of Steel began a partnership with the city of New Kensington, Olde Towne Overhaul, as well as other local business and community representatives to develop a public mural project in as part of the city’s effort to reimagine downtown New Kensington, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The collective effort, entitled Murals on a Mission, has steadily gathered momentum in recent months and garnered important seed funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to launch the first few murals in the summer of 2021. The long-term vision for this project spans 24 – 36 months and includes expanded mural formats, visiting artists programs, interactive experiences through technology, and community driven events that bring people to downtown New Kensington for educational experiences.

Stay up to date with this project by following it on Facebook or tracking the hashtag #MuralsOnAMission on Instagram.

Learn more about the events

such as tours, workshops, and festivals happening at each unique attraction.