Duncan St. Miracle Garden’s New Mural

Manager of the Garden Honored by Artist Gaia

Image courtesy of Deep 3 Thoughts Magazine.

The Duncan St. Miracle Garden has been in operation since 1988, dishing out delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables to the Broadway East community for two decades. Lewis Sharpe has been there since the start. He is the man who has kept the garden going all these years and made it thrive. Swing by the garden any given day and you are likely to see Mr. Sharpe planting, weeding, harvesting, or handing out produce to anyone who walks by. He is inseparable from the place, now quite literally. His face adorns a new mural by Gaia, the internationally-acclaimed, Baltimore-based street artist.  This mural project was completed this October, and has become a warm welcome to the Duncan St. Miracle Garden and the community.

Deep Three Thoughts Magazine covered the project process extensively on their Instagram page. Check out the link below to see how the mural came together!

| #Mural | Duncan Street Miracle Garden Mural |Mural by @Gaiastreetart | Facilitated by Neighborhood Design Community • @_N_D_C_ provides free design services to local communities | Andrew Piscane is local muralist in Baltimore, who also operates International and Nationwide • Originally born and raised from Manhattan, NYC • As a child he showed interest in the Arts and with supportive parents he flourished • He later attended @MarylandInstituteCollegeofArt where he received a degree in Sculpture • At the age of 18 he considered his career to be an Artist and never looked back • He’s been doing murals for a decade now • He does one free mural a year usually in the community and this happened to the one • Introduced to the Miracle Street garden 10 years ago through MICA | Duncan Miracle Street Garden was founded in 1988 by the Pharaoh's Club, a local men association, as a way of saving the land plot from criminal activity • The area originally housed 44 outworn rowhomes,but now its a focal point and "the lungs of the neighborhood" • They also succeeded in closing the alley to transportation traffic and erecting gates • The garden went through renovation with the help of @ParksandPeople Foundation and @CivicWorksbmore in 2005; which enticed more community engagement • In 2010 garden was permanently protected by @BaltimoreGreenSpace • One of the pinnacle figures of the garden was the late Francis Brown and Lewis Sharpe • Over the years, Mr Sharpe has been actively maintaining the garden and is often looked at as the self-appointed caregiver of the establishment •The Broadway East Community holds him in high regard for the consistent beautification of the community | Facebook: Duncan Street Miracle Garden | • Curator • Founder • Photojournalist • Chief-In-Editor : @d3tconcepts / Art Director: @_dleidy_ |_________________________________________________ #thebmorecreatives #dmv #mybmore #baltimore #shotonmoment #d3tmag #streetart #graffiti #documentary #streetartistry #paint #travel #momentgear #inspo #iphone #iphonephotography #painter #painting #travelgram #architecture #graffitiart #travelphotography #portrait #portraitphotography #community

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