The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) is thrilled to celebrate the success of its collaboration with The Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community and local artist Aisha Nailah to produce a public mural commemorating the legacy of Bridgeport heroes Mary and Eliza Freeman.
Please join us on Saturday, June 5th, at 11:00 a.m. to unveil the Mary and Eliza Freeman mural at the corner of Elm and Main Streets.
Downtown Bridgeport is a commercial area that represents and serves a diverse tapestry of the wider Bridgeport community. The public parks and independently owned restaurants and shops that populate the street-level spaces in the neighborhood create connection points that foster the sense of community so special to the Downtown and the city.
The Mary and Eliza Freeman mural will create another connection point, joining the Broad Street Steps, the ground mural at Peacock Alley, and the Arrows Weave mural located at 1163 Main Street that make up the emerging public art destination within Downtown Bridgeport. The mural will attract daily visitors to enjoy the improved physical setting of the space and educate them about the history and legacy of the Mary and Eliza Freeman.
We would love to know if you plan to attend! Advanced registration is appreciated, but not required. Sign up here. We hope to see you there!
This project was made possible with the generous support of Sustainable CT, Bridgeport Generation Now, and the individual funders who contributed to the DSSD’s Color It In crowdfunding campaign.