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Ship Happens in Green Bay’s Shipyard District

By Press Times Staff
GREEN BAY – A new piece of public artwork was revealed Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the heart of the Shipyard District.

Ram Rojas’ latest mural, titled “Ship Happens,” was created to be both a celebration of the ships and trains that define the working downtown riverfront as well as a critique of the traffic interruptions they cause.

The mural is painted on the south wall of RumRunners, 715 South Broadway, on the brick space over the bar’s beer garden.

Jeffrey Hunter, owner of RumRunners, said he appreciates the focus of Rojas’ mural and is delighted that his business will host the first of several murals coming to the district.

“Considering the significant contributions to this immediate area by the shipping and railroad industries, the subjects of Rojas’ creation are a no-brainer,” Hunter said. “We’re proud to be the inaugural site for a new series of murals throughout the Shipyard District.”

Tarl Knight, director of The Shipyard District, Inc., said he is excited for the artwork in store for the Shipyard District.

“The arts are always at the core of revitalization,” Knight said. “Working with businesses to fund and unveil a variety of artworks throughout the Shipyard District over the next year will be a great opportunity to stand out as a destination for visitors and incentivize additional capital improvements to our district’s historic properties.”

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