In Living Color: Street Art in Syracuse
Monday, March 30, 2020 3:00 PM by Maggy Stewart
Immerse yourself in the stories of community and culture. Take a self-guided tour among the concrete canvases covering Downtown Syracuse.
1. Clinton Serenade, by Corky Goss and Chip Miller, reflects the beauty and history of Downtown Syracuse circa early 1900s, and can be found at North Salina Street on the north side of the bank building.
2. Eugene Stetz’s Nasrene lights up the city’s Near West Side at Fayette Street with an homage to Syracuse’s native beauty: the flowers, sky, and owl, as well as the local woman depicted in the mural.
3. Steve Powers’ A Love Letter to Syracuse series revives the old railroad bridges above West and Fayette Streets between Downtown and the Near West Side. NYC artist Powers combined local wisdom with tributes to who Syracuse was, is and what you make of it when he designed these nationally recognized murals.
4. Easy to spot entering or exiting the Downtown area from West Street, Always Advance is Meredith Kasabian’s and Josh Luke’s tribute to Syracuse—once the typewriter capital of the country—and serves as a vivid reminder for those who pass by to keep moving forward.
5. The Westcott neighborhood is a funky district, home to plenty of vibrant mosaics, sculptures and street art, including Michael Moody’s colorful and lively community mural at the corner of Westcott and South Beech Streets.
6. Grab a tasty taco and savor Ally Walker’s interactive umbrella mural on XO Taco’s colorful exterior.
Bonus: the other side of the building boasts a massive technicolor giraffe mural for visitors to discover.