Port Huron- The Riverwalk Tunnel under Military Street got some livening up this past weekend, when 34 Muralists descended into it to adorn the walls with art. Jody Parmann, who wants the focus to be on the Artists, organized the event. She reached out to artists to find a dozen or so who would be interested in painting a small mural in the tunnel. Through word of mouth, she soon had enough to cover the entire length on both sides. Jody said “This isn’t about me. I don’t want to be the “project organizer”. I want the artists to be recognized for their work, and maybe get them some exposure to others around town.”
April Cutler of Applegate got involved she said because this was one of the bigger pieces she’s done, adding “This was out of my comfort zone. You can‘t grow, if you’re not challenged” Skylar Todd echoed those same sentiments “This is a departure of my usual work.”
The tunnel once part of the Chesapeake and Ohio, then CSX railroad, held tracks from their railyard near the Grand Trunk yards on 32nd Street, to the now cleared Acheson Ventures’ Vantage Point where railcars that were too tall or long to use the St. Clair Railroad Tunnel, were switched onto barges and ferried across the St. Clair River to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
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We would like to thank our friend David Dell, of Delta Imaging Photography, for the fantastic pictures of this event. For more information on Delta Imaging Photography check out the website DeltaImaging.Zenfolio.com, or visit his Instagram page.