Skip to content

Boston Globe: In Providence, artists up their game for basketball courts

October 1, 2020


October 1, 2020

PROVIDENCE — One public basketball court at a time, a small nonprofit is revitalizing this city’s recreational spaces with bold murals.

Earlier this month, My HomeCourt unveiled its third project at a park on Cranston Street behind Classical High School on Providence’s West Side. Painter Andrea Bergart’s joyful, fluid design dances in pink, green, and black against a checkerboard of blue and yellow.

“As soon as the backboards went up, there were like 30 people, including older ladies in chairs along the sidelines,” said Kate McNamara, My HomeCourt’s executive and creative director and sole employee. The backboards thrum with the complementary designs.