Local Artists Give Vinegar Hill’s Damascus Bakery a Fresh Look

Art director Dale Kaplan in front of the nearly completed Damascus Bakery mural. Photo by Hannah Frishberg

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An 86-year-old Brooklyn business is getting a splash of color. Anyone who’s recently walked by the intersection of Water and Gold streets in Vinegar Hill will have noticed a bright new mural on the side of longtime neighborhood bread-maker Damascus Bakery’s company headquarters.

The mural — which is not yet complete — is meant to depict “the primordial nature of bread and how bread basically came into being naturally,” art director Dale Kaplan told Brownstoner of the project’s meaning.

Damascus Bakery Brooklyn Dumbo Mural Bread

Photo by Hannah Frishberg

Along with Kaplan, four other Dumbo artists are also contributing to the mural: Elise Church, Jonathan Herbert, Michael Farmer and Laurie Thomas.

According to Kaplan, the family-owned business commissioned the mural as a way to beautify the community and may have more done in the future.

Damascus Bakery Brooklyn Dumbo Mural Bread

Photo by Hannah Frishberg

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