We worked on large graffiti-style artwork during two paint days in June and the results are spectacular. Now we will continue that work by helping to continue community engagement at the park. The youth who use the park were very excited and tell us that it makes their skating videos look much more "rad" and make their park a better place to spend time.
Our next project will be a collaboration with the Master Gardeners to paint a container adjacent to their community garden and the Shunga Trail. Artist John Sebelius will be helping to design and paint this project.
We are also in the beginning phases of planning and fundraising for a mural which will be located adjacent to the Brown v. Board National Historic Site and will feature a design created by artist Michael Toombs along with students from all across Topeka who are participating in the Living the Dream Art Contest!
ABOUT THE TOPEKA MURAL PROJECT
ARTSConnect has formed a partnership with the Topeka Police Department, Safe Streets Coalition, and Downtown Topeka, Inc. to make Topeka a safer more vibrant, prosperous place to live. Read more from Americans for the Arts about why public art is critical to our cities.
You can find our other murals near 4th & Branner on a 750' pedestrian bridge, Meadows Elementary School, Avondale East NetReach Center, in Oakland at the corner of Seward & Lake and at the corner of Huntoon & Lane on the WCW Property Management building.