Project Information
Google Map of Albany, NY


43 Elizabeth Street Newark, NJ 07108




40 x 26 ft





"This is Newark (South Ward)" was part of a larger initiative in which Groundswell worked with the City of Newark to train its artists, businesses, and community organizations in our unique collaborative model. Groundswell volunteers, led by artists Kevin Sampson and Edwin Vasquez, partnered with City Without Walls (cWOW), The City of Newark, The Centre, and the Donald Tucker Center to create this inspiring mural. The mural illustrates the importance of a clean environment and our shared responsibility to prevent potentially hazardous situations. This piece memorializes Donald Tucker, showcasing a portrait of Mr. Tucker outlined against a Newark school in the distant background. Children hold hands in a circle to symbolize the diverse Center and its activities. Crowning this mural are the words It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. The vibrant colors of the mural help to brighten up a dark and dreary wall in the neighborhood.