New mural to be unveiled on County Road

A stunning piece of artwork is set to be unveiled on a landmark building in Walton.

The former Ethel Austin building on County Road has been transformed into a spectacular mural by street artist Whoam Irony in the first of a series of initiatives to improve the area.

The project is being run by the Mark It Street Art Festival with support from the Mary Portas High Street Innovation Fund.

Local Councillor Roy Gladden, who is chair of the local Mary Portas Innovation Fund, said: “I know people are going to be absolutely blown away by the artwork that has been created on this building.

“This is a landmark site on County Road and the mural will grab the attention of people as well as transforming a building which has lain empty for a while.

“This is just the first stage in a series of exciting plans that we are working on to improve County Road. It is a very important shopping district in the city and we are committed to working with traders to make it better.”

Pamela Sullivan from Liverpool Street Artist Festival, which was commissioned to produce the artwork, said: “We are really excited about the unveiling of the artwork and hope that local people and those passing through the area will absolutely love it.”

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