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Artist in Focus: Sprocket Mural Works

Two summers ago, Sprocket Mural Works painted 18 murals over the course of 10 days.

Those murals are now part of our landscape, as much a part of Harrisburg as some of the city’s most famous buildings and monuments.

Late this month, Sprocket will be at it again, giving us the second Harrisburg Mural Festival, with plans to mount more than a dozen works of art. In anticipation, we thought we’d share some works from the previous mural festival.

According to co-organizer Megan Caruso, the ultimate goal is to create a mural walking trail that begins at the train station and extends up the 3rd Street corridor. So, visitors can hop off the train and make a day of it.

Sprocket, though, isn’t limiting itself to downtown and Midtown. Murals also are planned for Allison Hill and even along the Capital Area Greenbelt.

So, over 10 days, check out the gifted painters creating amazing art, then join Sprocket for one of their numerous community events and parties. After all, it’s not just about art. It’s also a celebration of Harrisburg.

The Harrisburg Mural Festival runs Aug. 30 through Sept. 8 in many locations around Harrisburg, wrapping up with a block party on State Street near the Capitol building. For more information, visit

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