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Binghamton Holds 2nd Mural Fest

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The city of Binghamton held its second annual Mural Fest on the Riverwalk Sunday.

More than 2,000 people attended the event which included more than 31 artists, seven bands, open mic, local vendors and a sculpture garden for the community to enjoy.

The event was held by the BU student group ReBold Binghamton and the Department of Public Art. Local and guest public artists came together to paint large food theme panels for a boarded up building on Chenango Street.
Organizers say the event helps bring beauty to the community.

"And when they're done here they're going to go on a boarded up building somewhere in town. These ones that are done with vegetables and fruit and so forth are going to be put on the North Side, which is a food desert. Meaning there isn't enough groceries and fresh produce for those people, so we're hoping that that raises some awareness," said co-organizer of Mural Fest and member of the Department of Public Art Peg Johnston.

A Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse bus that was painted at last year's Mural Fest also sold some fresh produce at the Mural Fest Sunday. Those proceeds will go toward lunches for kids in need.