More than murals: Public art in Nashua leaves positive mark on city

Courtesy photo A mural titled “No Limit,” done by Nashua-based group Positive Street Art, depicts New Hampshire’s Christa McAuliffe pointing to words of inspiration that read: “Push yourself as far as you can. There is no limit. Reach for the stars.” McAuliffe was one of seven crew members aboard the space shuttle Challenger when it exploded in 1986, seconds into its lift-off from Cape Canaveral, Fla. She is considered to be the first teacher in space. The mural is located on the corner of Ash and West Hollis streets in downtown Nashua.
Courtesy photo Another of Positive Street Art's murals, "Promise," is dedicated to veterans.
Courtesy photo The “Gratitude Wall,” is located on the Santander Bank parking lot, adjacent to a PRG Rugs in downtown Nashua. This mural was the result of a collaborative Gratitude Project that reached out to schools and asked students to submit words that expressed their gratitude. The words that form the rays of sunshine were culled from a field of over 1,200, summarizing the collective gratitude of Nashua community children and teachers.
Courtesy photo Positive Street Art's "Nostalgia" mural features scenes from movies, including "It's A Wonderful Life" and "The Blob."
Courtesy photo The "Yankee Flyer Diner" mural was painted in 1997 by Nashua artist James Aponovich, located on the Mimosa Nails wall on Main Street, opposite Citizens Bank. It marks the exact location of the iconic 1940s diner that Aponovich remembered while growing up in Nashua.
Staff file photo Positive Street Art’s Manuel Ramirez concentrates on the details on a figure while painting the “Nostalgia” mural in Nashua in 2016.

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