New mural is decorating downtown streets of Maple Ridge. (Contributed)

New mural is decorating downtown streets of Maple Ridge. (Contributed)

Maple Ridge gets some more downtown art

Mural will be unveiled Friday

A new piece of public art is now decorating downtown.

The artwork adorns the north wall of 11969 – 224th St., and is called the Mountain of the Golden Eagle, by artist Brandon Gabriel.

The mural is part of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Program’s Back Alley Mural Program that seeks to beautify back alleys in the central part of Maple Ridge.

The first alley way to undergo this beautification process is between Once Upon A Tea Leaf and Bell Locksmith.

The new mural on 224th Street will be unveiled this Friday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. with Gabriel on hand to answer questions.

This project was initiated and funded by the business improvement association, along with a member grant from the ACT Arts Centre and in part by the City of Maple Ridge through the public art steering committee and the public art program.