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New Mural Welcomes Visitors to Downtown Pittsburg

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The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce building is now adorned with artwork created by Jenna Spencer. Spencer is a City of Pittsburg employee and her spare time a talented artist.

The mural harkens back to old-fashioned postcards, with the word Greetings prominently displayed. “I have always loved the ‘Greetings From’ murals that are in major cities around the US,” says Spencer. “I saw this as a perfect opportunity to create one.”

Spencer drew inspiration for the chamber’s mural design from iconic images in Pittsburg.

“In each of the letters that spell Pittsburg is an image that I connect with this area,” says Spencer. “From the bison herd north of town to the iconic downtown buildings, this town inspires me and I love creating art based on it.”

The project was made possible through a matching grant from SEK Art Fest, an organization for which Spencer volunteers. This painting is one of nine murals the art fest announced this year.

Spencer says she plans to complete the mural by this weekend.

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