Out of the attic: Main Street ballet mural

This week’s Out of the Attic item is a photo of the mural at Mid-Atlantic Ballet’s studio at 108 E. Main Street as it looked from 2002 to 2010.

In 2002, MAB partnered with the City of Newark and artist Bruce Garrity to create a 200-foot ballet-inspired mural on the outside wall of the building where MAB was located at the time.

In 2010, the building at 108 E. Main Street was torn down and rebuilt. It now houses Chef Tan, EC Shades and Heart and Home, as well as apartments.

The mural at the old MAB studio has been preserved in a series of canvas photos which are displayed in the lobby of MAB’s current studio at 506 Interchange Blvd. MAB is celebrating the start of its 20th year in Newark with an Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its new studio on Interchange Boulevard.

Out of the Attic is produced in partnership with the Newark Historical Society. The Newark History Museum, located in the old train station under the South College Avenue overpass, is open Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. For more info, call 302-234-4145 or visit www.newarkdehistoricalsociety.org. Do you have an old photo to share with Newark Post readers? Contact editor Josh Shannon at 443-907-8437 or jshannon@newarkpostonline.com.

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