HYP, Harrisburg Regional Chamber, and Sprocket Mural Works Unveil New Midtown Mural

HARRISBURG, Pa. (09/26/2023) –  On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP) joined Sprocket Mural Works and several community partners to unveil an expansive, new mural on N. 3rd and Cumberland Streets in Midtown Harrisburg. 

HYP was thrilled to work in collaboration with Sprocket Mural Works and artist, Suzanne Rende, to sponsor Harrisburg’s newest public mural, which brings bountiful blooms, pops of color, and whimsical garden creatures to Midtown Harrisburg.

The expansive mural was commissioned by local art organization, Sprocket Mural Works, who secured Central Pennsylvania artist Suzanne Rende. Rende’s masterpiece was inspired by her own garden, including winding vines of vivacious blooms, plump berries, a monarch butterfly, and bumblebee. It adorns the side wall of a mixed-use’ building owned by WCI Partners. The mural marks the 16th project along Harrisburg’s Mural Mile, stretching down the Third Street corridor in Harrisburg.

HYP gifted this mural in honor of 25 years of missional service to the City of Harrisburg. It is a lasting tribute to the life cycle of young professionals, symbolizing the growth and flourishing of those who plant roots and tend to their communities. HYP encourages its members to take an active role in making Harrisburg a better place to live, work and play. 

HYP President Olivia Edwards Rindfuss noted, “the mural brings a sense of optimism and joy to the community. We hope this beautiful space will continue to encourage young people to think of Harrisburg as a vibrant and inviting place to live, work and play.”

This project was made possible through the support of HYP’s partners and a generous grant from the Dauphin County Redevelopment Authority. HYP thanks Sprocket Mural Works and Suzanne Rende for undertaking this massive project with enthusiasm and excellent craft. HYP also thanks WCI Partners for supplying their wall to the project. Finally, HYP thanks the Dauphin County Commissioners and Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC for elevating this project across the region.

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