Several groups came together in a short time to bring art and sustainability to a Bloomfield bike depot.
The Bloomfield Parking Authority unveiled a mural at the recently installed facility on the ground floor of the Glenwood Avenue Parking Garage.
VELO Bloomfield, a cycling advocacy group based in the Halcyon Park neighborhood, helped connect artist Papa Tall with township officials, turning the New Jersey Walk and Bike Coalition depot’s blank walls into “Love and Family on the Road.”
Tall, a Senegal native, has lived in the United States for two decades. He resided in New York City and Jersey City before settling in Bloomfield about 10 years ago.
“I love this town,” said Tall, whose wife, Hill, and son, Jabari, 6, joined him at the ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 3. “I wanted to make our town more beautiful. It’s part of me.”
(Photo: Owen Proctor/NorthJersey.com)