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Jersey City Celebrates Expansive Mural Arts Program With New Festival

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- Jersey City is gearing up for its first annual Mural Festival.

The event, which is happening Saturday and Sunday, will celebrate Jersey City's expansive mural arts program.

The festival is a collaboration between Jersey City and Mana Public Arts. It will feature new works from more than 50 artists.

"In Jersey City, we're making a big bet on the arts community," Mayor Steven Fulop said. "We are thankful that Mana has been such a great partner in reaching out to some of the best-known street artists in the entire world."

The murals will be on display across Jersey City.

Fulop hopes the festival will also provide a boost to local businesses that have been struggling during the pandemic.

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