In commemoration of Newark’s 350th year, the Newark School of the Arts unveiled its much anticipated Newark 350 mural on Wednesday, July 13th. The mural was created by Newark’s own, Rodney Gilbert, students of Newark School of the Arts, and many others in the community.

Newark School of Art Mural Unveiling

The four story mural not only pays homage to the rich history and legacy of the institution, but also depicts the history of the city. The mural beautifully encapsulates the essence of the Newark School of the Arts and the four disciplines that comprise the school’s curriculum — drama, dance, music and visual art.

During the event, remarks were shared by NC 350’s own Junius Williams, Newark Arts Council‘s Jeremy Johnson, and Newark School of the Arts Board President Curtis Johnson. Each speaker harped on how the mural really speaks to the passion of the city, and the many stories of our diverse community. The mural truly is a spectacular piece of work. Be sure to check out the mural at Lincoln Park!