Troy just got a little more beautiful for a few more decades.
Acclaimed local artist Kevin Clark is in the final stages of work on a mural of the famous interior of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. The mural can be seen on the blank side of a brownstone in the First Niagara parking lot, directly across from the Music Hall on the State Street side. The work was funded by the Hall in conjunction with the Troy Arts Center.
You’ve definitely seen Clark’s work before: he also painted the Uncle Sam Brewery mural that appears on the side of the Troy Pub & Brewery/Revolution Hall complex on River St., as well as the Burden Water Wheel mural that you see when you arrive in Troy coming off the Menands Bridge.
While it can’t quite capture the acoustics of the Troy Music Hall, it does highlight and accentuate a thriving Arts scene that has become the backbone of commerce and culture in the city.
If you happen to be in or around downtown, I highly suggest you go take a look at the finished product. This Friday is Troy Night Out, which is a perfect opportunity to take in this and all other great things the city has to offer.
The official unveiling for the mural will take place on October 31st. Bob Gardinier has the full story, with more great photos from Lori Van Buren.