The Big Picture is a consortium of organizations (Erie Art Museum, Erie Arts & Culture, the YMCA and Tungsten Creative) motivated by the potential for public art to transform people and spaces in Erie County and enhance the quality of everyday life. The Big Picture aims to provide artists and community organizations with the resources and inspiration to create, support and sustain large-scale murals throughout the community.

Murals beautify public spaces, inspire community conversations, promote creativity and build pride among citizens. The Big Picture seeks to engage Erie youth, families, students, neighbors and leaders to participate, understand and connect with public art.

For more information, contact Ally Thomas at the Erie Art Museum, (814) 459-5477 x104.


The Big Picture collaborative has teamed up with Logistics Plus to select an artist to design a large-scale mural for the Skinner Engine Building on West 12th street. Muralist Ehren Knapp’s proposed design includes visual references to Erie’s rich manufacturing history. The mural installation is scheduled for early June of 2016.