Colorful addition to Catty
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.