Binghamton officials are recruiting artists come up with a mural for the parking garage now being built downtown.

Mayor Richard David has issued a call for a professional artist or a team of artists to add some color to exterior sections of the structure at Hawley and Washington streets.

David said the "new concrete walls have formed a giant canvas" that could be enhanced with a mural or series of murals.

Construction on the garage at 7 Hawley Street began last spring. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

In a news release, the mayor said the garage provides an opportunity for artists "to get involved in one of the largest and most visit public art projects in recent memory."

The city is looking for an artist or a team with mural-building experience.

People interested in the project may contact the mayor's office at Binghamton City Hall.

The city plans to hire an artist following input from the Commission on Architecture and Urban Design and the local arts community.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com

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