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Leaders of the Historic Fairmont Place neighborhood were joined today by City of Fort Wayne leaders to dedicate a new mural painted by artists Theoplis Smith and Matthew Plett on the side of the Tasty Pizza building, 4302 Fairfield Ave.

The mural depicts letters spelling out the phrase “Better Together” as well as brightly colored cardinals.

BetterTogether“This mural celebrates what is special about our neighborhood,” said Sally Edington, secretary of the Historic Fairmont Place neighborhood. “We are a historic and diverse community and are proud to work with one another to make our neighborhood a better place.”

Funding for the marker came from the City of Fort Wayne 2018 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, which is designed to support neighborhood projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community involvement. Grants were available for up to $5,000 and made possible with federal Community Development Block Grant funds from the Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services. The Historic Fairmont Place neighborhood received the full $5,000 for the mural and also matched the grant with private donations.