Upcoming project adds fresh coat of paint to Cambridge BLM mural, bringing teen artists together


CAMBRIDGE, Md. –  In light of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday,  a Cambridge artist is looking to revamp the town’s Black Lives Matter mural and wants teens with an eye for the arts to help.

Back in 2020, artist Miriam Moran and the non-profit Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation left a colorful and bold mark on Race Street with the creation of the mural.

Now , they plan to retouch it with a fresh coast of paint and add some new details with one being a tribute to stopping gun violence in the wake of recent mass shootings.

Moran tells 47ABC, its a way to bring unity to the area and gives young artists the power to tell stories right from their own paint brush.  “We don’t ignore what’s going on. We actually love them and want to have an opportunity, especially the teens, to have a voice through art,” Organizer and Artist Miriam Moran said.

“This is an opportunity to do so and to be apart of something that is meaningful.”

Painting materials, food, and more will be provided for all who participate.

That event will be next Saturday, June 18th from 10a.m.-7p.m.

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