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Lit Youngstown seeks Andrews Avenue memories

The first segment of the mural was completed last November.
Dragana Crnjak mural
Students of Youngstown State University professor Dragana Crnjak will use Andrews Avenue memories to add to this mural.

YOUNGSTOWN —  Lit Youngstown, in collaboration with the Youngstown State University Department of Art, is seeking memories from current and past residents on the Andrews Avenue-Logan Avenue corridor for the next installment of the Andrews Avenue Memory Mural.

The first segment of the mural focused on downtown Youngstown. Dozens of residents submitted memories, which inspired the 120-by-80 mural designed by students in professor Dragana Crnjak’s class on creating and installing public art. 

Students also worked with Youngstown CityScape, the Andrews Avenue Business Association and the Mahoning County Historical Society to understand the history of downtown.

Images of the present and imagined future are interwoven with images of the past, including a movie reel, gears and other machinery and the Christmas windows from Strouss Department Store.

The first segment of the mural was completed on the Andrews Avenue corridor last November, funded by a grant from the Wean Foundation as well as the YSU Art Department and CMT and Brilex. Donor logos are incorporated into the mural. 

Information on how to submit a memory is available here.