From Humboldt with love: new mural unveiled

HUMBOLDT — A new downtown mural will allow people to send love from Humboldt to the world on social media

Sending Love from Humboldt was officially unveiled by the Humboldt public art committee on July 9.

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“Selfies around the world are a very big trend in public art, being able to show people where you are in the world,” said Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Humboldt’s cultural services director.

The mural is located in the alleyway north of the Humboldt and District Museum.

“It's just a quiet space where people can come and sit in, they can take selfies, they can do funny things with it, if they want to have a group picture, or anything like that,” said Barrie Broad, the committee’s chair.

Those that take photos in front of the mural are encouraged to post them on social media and can share them on the @humboldt.culture Instagram page.

The mural was created by the staff and volunteers of the city’s cultural services department. One of the themes of the project is to show the community’s appreciation for the generous support sent to Humboldt by the world over the past 15 months.

“This particular project gives us something that we can show the world that we're thinking of what has gone on in Humboldt and give thanks for the thoughts for the community in the last year,” Broad said.

“There's a lot of love that Humboldt has received and so we want to provide people with an opportunity to send love back out to the world,” Fitzpatrick later added.

Broad said the public art committee also has other projects on the go.

“We are working on doing some storyboards of old sites around the city that have disappeared for one reason or another so people will be able to come and see where some of the old buildings were.”

The chair said the storyboards will come with a brief story about their subject. The committee plans to do eight this year.

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