Mercer County Artwork Project to ‘Enhance’ Neighborhood Experience

MERCER COUNTY, NJ — A community nonprofit that promotes artistic diversity recently received $500,000 in federal grants. And Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ 12) visited the nonprofit last week.

Artworks, a non-profit community in Trenton, promotes artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions, workshops and other events. The nonprofit received $500,000 from the federal government’s funding bill of 2022, which Watson Coleman helped secure.

With the funding, the project will add lighting and murals along a pedestrian and bicycle crossing between the Trenton Transit Center and downtown Trenton.

“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I play an important role in deciding where and how the federal government spends its money. New Jersey taxpayers go straight back to their home country,” said Watson Coleman.

“The Artwalk project is a perfect example of what can happen when a wonderful local institution working with the city and federal government applies its expertise to improve Trenton for local residents and area neighbors who come to Trenton to work and enjoy the capital.”

Funding for the Artwalk is in addition to approximately $7 million in federal funding for nine other projects in New Jersey’s 12th District in the omnibus fiscal year 2022.