iDistricts Public Art Program brings another new mural to downtown Binghamton
Another building in downtown Binghamton is getting a makeover with a colorful mural. Designed and painted by local artist, Bruce Greig, “Binghamton’s Tree of Life” mural depicts a rainbow-colored tree of life which “symbolizes how as a community, we are one tree with various types, shapes, and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze”, says property owner, Danielle Maxim. This mural, located on the corner of Hawley and Exchange Streets, is the third public art installation completed through the iDistricts Murals and Mosaics Public Art Program. The program pairs property owner with artists to create public art in the iDistricts
Bruce Greig is a New Zealand native who moved to the US in 2011 and has been transforming our local landscape and enriching our experiences in public spaces through public art ever since. Bruce is a nationally and internationally recognized artist, sharing his talents through a variety of projects from public art installations to private commissions, even working on the set of popular movies. Bruce’s artwork can be enjoyed at Floral Ave Park, Peterson’s Tavern, the Water Street Parking Garage, Sound Go Round, Dos Rios Cantina, Dirienzo’s Bakery, and other locations throughout downtown Binghamton. Bruce has created dozens of murals for our community and plans to continue his work with hopes of “making Binghamton into the art hub of Upstate New York”.
The iDistricts Murals and Mosaics Public Art Program is a collaborative effort of the Broome County Planning Department, the Broome County Arts Council, New York State, the City of Binghamton, the Village of Endicott, and the Village of Johnson City. Other project sponsors include Visions Federal Credit Union, Golden Artist Colors, Inc., Kobra Paint, The Colonial, Lost Dog Cafe, and Parlor City Vegan.
This mural is made possible with financial support provided through the New York State Upstate Revitalization Initiative and the Greater Binghamton Fund.