“Portraits” celebrates the uniqueness and oneness of our City. The murals honor our rich history, cultural intersections, and narratives of day-to-day life here in Newark. The images represent a powerful, yet entertaining and spirited, compilation of visual expressions.”

Mayor Ras J. Baraka – City of Newark


“The Gateways to Newark project—and specifically the Portraits mural—will have a monumental impact on people’s perceptions of the City. Portraits represents our continued commitment to our partners, residents, Mayor Baraka and the City to develop downtown Newark.”

Anthony McMillan – CEO, NDD