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New mural in Maryland’s Downtown Kensington celebrates local history

This is the first major mural in the town

Photo courtesy of Meaghan McNamara

Montgomery County, Maryland, has a brand new mural, measuring 2,100 square feet. Produced by local artists Matt Corrado and Meaghan McNamara, this public artwork was created in order to celebrate the local community’s history. According to a press release, this is the town’s first major mural.

Located on Howard Avenue on an exterior wall of the M&T Bank, the 75-by-28-foot mural features a train, gas station, farmer’s market, and the town’s incorporation in 1894.

In a statement, Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman said, “This artwork represents the very best of the artistic spirit of this community, and highlights what we can do when local artists, the business community, and the town come together to create something wonderful.”

On-site creation of the mural began October 9 and ended October 14, as reported by a press release.

Corrado is based in D.C. He is the Co-founder and Creative Director of the full-service creative agency, known as Bright Light Media. He is also a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Past murals and graphics completed by him can be found at Nike, &Pizza, and Kung Fu Tea.

Kensington-based artist McNamara opened her art studio in 2013, focused on furniture rehab and custom murals and finishes. She has collaborated with Room to Rebloom, Community Partners, and St. Ann’s Family Center.