Residents and visitors are being greeted by a new art installation in downtown Erie.
The public art group, The Big Picture dedicating the mural, ‘In the Jungle’ at the Saint Martin Early Learning Center on State Street today. The artist, Erie Native Mark Weber, started work on the project in February and enlisting the help of the community over the summer. He hopes the artwork will inspire the city.
Weber tells us, “I try to do artwork that when you look at it, it’s going to make you smile. It’s no big mystery to it. Just a lot of bright colors and something uplifting.”
Over the summer, more than 100 people, including children and families, painted parts of the mural during the Erie Art Museum’s Blues and Jazz Festival.