Strawberry Way, a Downtown alley that stretches from Liberty Avenue to Grant Street, was selected the "Best Street Transformation, People's Choice" last year by national transit and urban planning news site Streetsblog USA.
Part of that was due to a street mural painted underfoot in 2016 by Deanna Mance. Her abstract and colorful mural was a backdrop for many selfies over the past few years, but the artwork — recently faded — was always meant to be temporary.
Pittsburgh artist Julie Mallis, creative director at BOOM Concepts and program manager for Bike PGH, began work this week on a new mural in the same location.
Fruit will stretch across the mural in the negative space.…