Catasauqua Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Press photos by JAMES BUNTING AND Paul CmilDenton Burrows is busy at work on his urban art mural, on the side of Catasauqua Food Bank, 527 Front St. Press photos by JAMES BUNTING AND Paul CmilDenton Burrows is busy at work on his urban art mural, on the side of Catasauqua Food Bank, 527 Front St.
Burrows takes a break from his creative application to answer questions from onlookers. He hopes to complete the project this week. Burrows takes a break from his creative application to answer questions from onlookers. He hopes to complete the project this week.

Colorful addition to Catty

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Main Streets commissions urban art mural project

The urban art technique has gripped European cities and has led to some innovative processes. It is now being brought to Catasauqua Borough.

“People think about urban art and don’t want to look at what some of us are doing,” said artist Denton Burrows. “Urban art gets a bad name because punks go around tagging things with their initials or gang symbol.

“Some people try to make that as art because the initials are designed. I have murals in several cities. This is art geared to millennials,” he said.

Kimberly Brubaker, president of Main Streets, commissioned Burrows to do the mural on the side of Catasauqua Food Bank, 527 Front St.

“He was very receptive to the idea and was easy to work with,” she said.

The borough contributes limited funds to Main Streets, the borough’s business owners’ association.

Burrows hoped to have the mural completed by Aug. 29. The basic outline is enhanced with colors.

“The rain slowed me down a little,” he said.