Large Mural Honoring JFK, MLK, and RBG Overlooking Kennedy Park, Danbury


City Center Danbury | July 29, 2021 

RiseUP for Arts/CT Murals is partnering with CityCenter Danbury, DaSilva Realty, and the City of Danbury to paint a large-scale mural overlooking Kennedy Park that honors John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  The mural will be painted by internationally recognized and Connecticut native artist, ARCY.

Painting will commence on July 26th at 300 Main Street with an unveiling ceremony scheduled for 2PM on Monday, August 2nd.

Artist, ARCY, titles the mural, “Legends Live Forever.”  And states, “Throughout history, many have created change, many have left their mark. Through the echoes of the past, we find pride in our predecessors, we honor their story, we communicate their words, and we display their actions. Dare to Dream, Believe to Inspire, Strive for Justice.”

This mural project is funded by CityCenter Danbury and organized by RiseUP for Arts as part of a partnership to expand public art in the Downtown District.

CityCenter Executive Director Angela Wong believes, “this is another exciting step towards bringing more art, culture, and vibrancy to downtown Danbury. Since moving to Danbury six years ago, I have often stared at that wall believing it was an ideal canvas to support an ambitious and meaningful project such as this.”

About CityCenter Danbury:

CityCenter Danbury’s strives to sustain and develop the downtown business district; make the area more attractive and accessible; enhance public perception through beautification, security and cleanliness; grow community engagement through events; and forge strategic partnerships to assist in meeting the needs of our property owners.

About CT Murals:

CT Murals is a project started by the non-profit, The RiseUP Group, in 2015 to create public art that is inclusive and accessible for anyone. We have completed over 35 mural projects throughout Greater Hartford, we’ve worked with more than 20 local artists, 50+ partners and hosted 500 plus volunteers to help paint our murals. CT Murals creates public art through donations, grants, and community goodwill. We support artists, cities, other nonprofits, companies, and local community members in making their mural projects come to life.  We help create the vision and manage the entire process to beautify communities through public art. Find us at @CTMurals on Instagram and Facebook or send us a message via our website at