Paint the City

Through Hartford Decide$ Year 1 participatory budgeting process, Hartford residents 13 years and older voted to use municipal Capital Improvement Funds for a project called “Hartford Paint the City” that will install one mural in each of Hartford’s 14 residential neighborhoods defined by the Neighborhood Revitalization Zones.

The City of Hartford and Hartford Decide$ are partnering with the Paint the City Implementation Team chaired by Jason Farquharson, an artist, resident, and Hartford native. Jason says of the project, “I want to change the way people think about Hartford by changing the way they see Hartford."


Hartford Paint the City and the Hartford Commission on Cultural Affairs have selected 29 artists, out of almost 100 submissions from around the globe, to participate in the final round of the process. Each of these artists submitted renderings of potential murals for the first 10 locations, now the residents of Hartford will vote on which murals we want to see in our neighborhoods.

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