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The Dream

"I have decided to stick with love ... Hate is too great a burden a bear." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Detail of The Dream by Eric Bussart  with lettering by Emmanuel Wisdom, 2021.  Image subject to copyright restrictions.

Positive Message on Mulberry

Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., The Dream pays tribute to the American civil rights leader who changed the world. Artist Eric Bussart incorporated morning glory flowers into the design because they are resilient, just as his hero, MLK, was. With lettering by Emmanuel Wisdom, this mural sends a powerful, positive message to all those traveling along busy Mulberry Street. Spanning about 1,200 square feet, The Dream is part of Scranton Tomorrow's Mural Arts Program.

Our Partners

The Dream is made possible with generous support from the following:

The Scartelli Family

Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture

Northeast Art Project

United Gilsonite Laboratories

Greater Scranton MLK Commission


View in person: Corner of Mulberry Street & Adams Avenue, Downtown Scranton

About the Artists


Eric Bussart is an illustrator based in Scranton, Pennsylvania, specializing in interior and exterior mural art, album art, illustrated type, portrait illustration, poster art, comic art, graphic novel art, and more. He serves clients in the greater Scranton area, New York and Philadelphia. He has painted several murals in the City of Scranton. Bussart earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Marywood University in Scranton. To view more of his work, click here.


Emmanuel Wisdom is the founder and creative director of UNA Design Company in Philadelphia. He specializes in hand lettering, typography, branding, graphic design, packaging, apparel design, mural & art direction. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in design from Marywood University in Scranton. To view more of his work, click here.

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