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Say Their Names: Black Lives Matter Mural Sends Powerful Message

Jun 29, 2020 11:42AM ● By Vanessa Orr

If you haven’t seen the new Black Lives Matter mural downtown, make it a point to see this moving work of art, which is located along the Allegheny River wharf across from PNC Park. The 12-foot high letters, originally painted by Conor Clarke and Joshua Krajnak, morphed into a collaboration with more than 16  black artists who expanded the protest piece into a symbol of black strength and unity.

Each bridge pier features portraits of four black victims of police brutality—George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Antwon Rose II and Ahmaud Arbery, which were painted by Max Gonzales. 

You can get a close up look by following the riverwalk from Point State Park, or taking the stairs down from the 6th Street Bridge.

Ed. Note: We would like to credit all of the artists who worked on this mural. If you were part of this collaboration and would like your name shared, please email vanessa@northhillsmonthly so that we can give you proper credit.

Photos by Vanessa Orr