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Discover Downtown Gloversville Blog

Updated: Sep 10, 2023

Murals in Gloversville

This is an update to a blog that was written over the wintertime, promoting local art and public murals. It’s being updated because there are more beautiful murals to be seen in the Gloversville area.

In Castiglione Memorial Park, located on North Main Street, is a giant mural dedicated to reading and books. The park is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Louis J. Castiglione, Jr. who was a president of the Castiglione Jewelers Inc. business and a founding member of the former Gloversville Business Improvement District (BID). The mural is dedicated to Robert P. Best who was a mayor of Gloversville, District Attorney, County Court Judge and State Supreme Court Justice.

Nearby, in the window at 39 N. Main St., also known as the Carriage House building, is “Re-Imagine Gloversville.” In 2018, artist Nicolina Schonfarber was commissioned to create a piece based off the thoughts, ideas and drawings that were collected from community members at the 2017 Bacon Jam.

Just off Main Street at nearby St. Thomas Place, is a 19 by 25-foot mural on the side of the GoodbuyZ Liquidation Outlets (12 St. Thomas Place). Created by artist Alyssa Johnson, called the “FJG Mural,” it showcases Gloversville’s railroad history.

On the Rail Trail near Train Station Park on West Fulton Street is an older mural, also dedicated to the railroad history in the city. It has been there since at least 2009.

New on North Main Street, is a mural created by Gloversville native Dante Bouchard in Micropolis Park, located next to 7 and 13 N. Main St. The park is a green space managed and maintained by Micropolis Development Group who commissioned the artwork and plans for more murals, events, and activities in the space. Bouchard’s work can also be seen just outside the Downtown Core on a building located at West Eighth Avenue and right near another art piece displaying the iconic Mr. Kool-Aid.

Not in Downtown Gloversville, but worth seeing, are several other murals including one located at Gloversville High School, 199 Lincoln St., that was created by artist Hannah Williams and students from the school. A view of the Great Sacandaga Lake, it is 7.5 by 15 feet and took the artists six days to complete. A mosaic waterfall mural is housed at the Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, located at 99 E. State St. Created in 2019 with lead artists Tammy Merendo, Linda Biggers and Susan Ruscitto, the mural is six giant sections that were placed together on the side of a wall that can be admired while sitting in Littauer’s Reflection Garden. It is located on the first floor between the hospital and the Primary Care Center.

Walmart Supercenter, located at 329 S. Kingsboro Ave., Ext., recently held a grand re-opening, showcasing the newly remodeled building. As part of the transformation, a new community-inspired mural was created in the front entrance that notes the City of Gloversville’s creation in 1890.

These murals transform walls into colorful spaces and are worth journeying around Gloversville to view them.


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