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Middlesex County's Mural Contest winning design unveiled: celebrating the history of the South Amboy waterfront


originally published: 05/25/2023

Middlesex County

(SOUTH AMBOY, NJ) -- The completed painting of the winning mural design in Middlesex County's Mural Contest was unveiled Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at a ceremony at Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. This exciting initiative engaged local artists and community members in transforming Middlesex County's open spaces into an artistic reflection of this vibrant community.

After carefully reviewing numerous impressive submissions, the panel of judges selected the design submitted by Julia Virginia Win of Metuchen, which provides an homage to the transportation and history of South Amboy. Win received an honorarium for her winning design. The mural was painted by professional muralist Louie Blacka.

“On behalf of the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Julia Virginia Win on her selected mural design, and express gratitude to all of the contest participants for their exceptional artwork,” said Director of the Board of County Commissioners Ronald G. Rios. “I encourage residents and visitors to come check out this wonderful new mural and the beautiful South Amboy waterfront. Art has a transformative power, especially public art, which can inspire people and enhance even an already scenic location like Raritan Bay Waterfront Park.”

Middlesex County

Middlesex County Commissioner Charles Kenny, Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios, Mural Design Winner Julia Virginia Win

The new mural can be found painted on the exterior of the comfort building at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park.


Middlesex County is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, three universities, 19 park systems, and world-class healthcare and research facilities making it one of the nation’s most dynamic regions and a leader in technology, transportation, the arts, and food innovation. As one of the most diverse populations in the country, Middlesex County is home to over 860,000 residents living throughout 25 municipalities.

The County's award-winning Middlesex County Magnet Schools system and two-year Middlesex College uphold its position as #1 in the state for best schools, offering secondary and postsecondary education and workforce development programs that create a unique ecosystem in which opportunities abound. Conveniently located between New York and Philadelphia, Middlesex County is a leading destination for businesses and residents alike to live, work, and play – and has been since the 17th century.

Middlesex County


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