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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

A mural nears completion on the back of International House during the 2019 Harrisburg Mural Festival.

It was a holiday-shortened week, which meant one less news day for us here at TheBurg. But whatever we lost in time, we happily made up with art, as the 2019 Harrisburg Mural Festival was in high gear. Catch up now on what you might have missed this past week, whether a news story, column, feature or blog post.

2019 Harrisburg Mural Festival couldn’t happen without the support of numerous backers and sponsors. Why do people and companies see art as important to our community? Our editor’s blog post shares some thoughts on the matter.

Brandon Spicer-Crawley is one of about 15 artists who painted this past week during the Harrisburg Mural Festival. Our writer shares his fascinating story. And don’t forget about the numerous Mural Festival events planned for the weekend.

Capital Region Water returns to the riverfront next week, restarting its Front Street interceptor project in Uptown Harrisburg. The project was supposed to be done last year, but hit a number of snags. Read the details here.

Gallery Walk returns on Sunday for its 31st year. Meet the woman behind the annual celebration of art in Harrisburg, as well as the steady hand behind the venerable Art Association of Harrisburg: Carrie Wissler-Thomas.

Harrisburg’s music scene pops this month, with shows and genres that will appeal to a variety of tastes. Our music columnist shares her recommendations and hot takes for the month.

Salman Rushdie visited Harrisburg two years while on a book tour. With a new book just out, the world-famous novelist is returning to Midtown Scholar Bookstore in December. Find out how to see him.

Sara Bozich has no end of ideas for weekend fun around Harrisburg, including Gallery Walk and the 2019 Harrisburg Mural Festival block party on Sunday. So, get out and about for what’s predicted to be stunning late-summer weather. Check out what’s happening here.

TheBurg’s editor went way outside his comfort zone last month, taking to the woods with a local naturalist. So, what’s out walking amongst the trees—and how do we know that? He relates his story in his monthly column.

Whitaker Center soon celebrates its 20th year. What’s in store for Harrisburg’s premier arts and science venue? Our writer takes a look back and a glimpse to the future.

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