Check out our current and ongoing projects!
Love Letters to the City!
We started collecting love letters and poems to Greensboro earlier this year, at events, the bus depot, and a few other channels. Coming out of these letters we got a variety of responses, some were pretty positive, but some of it were also pretty negative, or rooted in critique of what needed to be changed or made better. We compiled these love letters to create an image, and now we have this tough love letter.
Volunteers are welcome to join us on this mural M-F, 10-5pm, and Saturdays are usually community work days. As of August 31st we have had over 150 people volunteer in the painting process, way to make Greensboro proud!
Wonderful Women and Fabulous Femmes:
This mural celebrating wonderful women and fabulous femmes has had a really fun content generating process. We started off with an open mic style event where people were able to nominate whomever they believed should be featured in the mural. People nominated someone and shared a story or another creative expression and we ended up with 43 nomination of women, femmes, and groups of women or femmes, it was incredible to hear people from Buffy St. Marie to Octavia Butler to the Bennett Belles during the Civil Rights Movement be nominated and to hear about the ways they inspire so many people. Women and femmes are a wonder to this world. From there we narrowed it to 12 people and it went to a public vote and a final four became apparent.
From such an unusual ideation process we now have started this mural, with many people invested in its success, including the people to be painted in it. Those people are Miss Major Griffin-Gracey, Jessie Barber, Micky Bradford, and Bree Newsome.
This mural is being designed and lead by Terri Jones and Gloria Williams, and being installed at The People’s Perk.
You can help beautify our city with murals, like this one, through your donation.
Thank you for your support.
In Paint We Trust,
Alyzza, John, Tina, Gloria, Ian, Terri, Vera, Adam, Alejo, and Izzy
The Greensboro Mural Project Team
Our Cooperative Family