Walls for Justice began painting unifying social justice messages on plywood boards that covered up the storefront windows, during the civil unrest and nationwide protests of 2020. Passersby wanted to help paint. Stores asked for messages of support for the community. Media shared our messages. Instead of anger and despair, our words, our art, became a symbol of hope.
Today businesses continue to support social change. Artists want to utilize their talent. Marginalized people want to feel empowered. Walls for Justice continues to be a catalyst bringing all three together. We work in public spaces, schools, museums and partner with businesses to hire local artists to push the future forward by creating positive change through art. What change will you make to contribute to our world?
Grassroot– change happens within communities, our work should be displayed for the public or places for all to see.
Empowerment– giving voices to the unheard and continuing the conversation about racial injustice for brown and black people and other excluded groups.
Access to beauty – Art can reshape perspective and mood by restoring damaged forgotten spaces: Art we can create change.
Celebrating diversity – Diversity will be celebrated in our artwork
Protesting with a paintbrush– all of our murals supports brown and black people and all other marginalized groups , our artwork will be created with volunteers; new way to show solidarity