iDistrict Public Art Program: New Mural at JC | WIVT
“Welcome to Imagination” is Broome County’s newest public art project.
Designed and painted by Miami native Ivan Roque, the Johnson City Mural is part of the ongoing effort to improve the environments of the downtown Triple Cities.
The mural can be seen on the wall outside Jupiter Games.
Roque has worked for several high-profile clients, including the Miami Dolphins, Trader Joe’s and Samsung, but this was his first visit to upstate New York.
Roque says the mural took him about four days, but it would have been only two full days if there hadn’t been time.
Artist Ivan Roque says, “So I think that’s the main thing I want people to take away from this mural. I want people to come, I want people to be inspired, I want people to come and take pictures with the mural, get involved with the mural. I am happy with the response from the community and through it all Broome County has truly left a special place in my heart.
The mural measures six hundred and fifty square feet.
Roque says he was inspired by Jupiter Games, as well as his own childhood.
Funding for the project was supported by the Upstate New York Revitalization Initiative and the Greater Binghamton Fund.
You can visit the mural at 240 Main Street on the rear facade of the Jupiter Games building.