Springfield’s Stearns Square Mural

 Springfield’s Stearns Square Restoration & Mural Project

Downtown Springfield’s resident artist John Simpson began painting a mural on an iconic Worthington Street building in Springfield’s Stearns Square. The 5-story mural will be celebrated at an unveiling on Friday, August 12. 2022 . The kick-off the 9th Annual Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival will start at 5:00 PM and the unveiling of the mural will be between 8 PM and 8:30 PM.

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 “When a wall becomes a bridge.”

“These murals have begun to transform the City not only on a visual level, but also on a spiritual one. The walkability of downtown Springfield has been greatly enhanced largely due to the creative spirit that is alive on these walls. A vacant building becomes a destination when a wall becomes a bridge. City Mosaic & NAI Plotkin are proud to be part of Springfields’s Transformation and Renaissance of a once blighted part of our City.”

-Evan Plotkin


Artist John Simpson at work on his Worthington Street Mural, a project bringing old photography related ads on the side of a building back to life. (Don Treeger / The Republican) 7/5/2022

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Art in Springfield MA City Mosaic Evan Plotkin Artist John Simpson