Milford mural represents Delaware in Parade Magazine

August 9, 2019

The "We Are Milford" mural on the west side of Arena’s restaurant in downtown Milford was selected by Parade Magazine as the best mural in Delaware and featured in its two-page spread July 28. The work was orignally unveiled April 10, 2016.

"We Are Milford" depicts community diversity. This mural was a collaborative effort directed by Noa Kornbluh, a Downtown Milford Inc. AmeriCorps Vista volunteer, and an all-volunteer committee of artists, local business owners and community organizers. Three local artists, Lori Conner, Gilberto Rodriguez and DeMarcus Shelborne, designed the mural with committee input. The artists completed the 24-by-12-foot work with assistance from six Milford High School students.

“Murals Across America” author Kristin Luna said, “From Alaska to Vermont, street art tells us stories about local heroes, history and community pride. It’s like a civics, history and art lesson all in one.”

With a readership of 54.1 million, Parade Magazine is a nationwide Sunday newsmagazine featured in more than 700 newspapers.

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