New seven-story mural unveiled in Downtown Elmira

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Local artists working with the Elmira Infinite Canvas project have been trying to beautify the downtown streets of Elmira br...

November 23, 2022
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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Local artists working with the Elmira Infinite Canvas project have been trying to beautify the downtown streets of Elmira brush stroke by brush stroke. The newest mural by Artist Sam Somostrada is designed to draw the eyes toward the sky.  'I'm very proud of him,' Audie Simons, Sam's mother, said, adding 'He's very artistic, and he got so many ideas.'  Started this summer, the now completed 82-foot-tall mural stands as one of the largest in New York State. Painted on the side of the Centertown Parking Garage on West Gray Street, the artwork showcases the rich history of commerce and community in Elmira.