Mural at the Interactive Resource Center
After the success of the Mural Project’s first wall on Lindsay Street, Liz Seymour, executive director of the Interactive Resource Center, contacted the project about doing a mural at the IRC.
The IRC provides services to people managing homelessness. In order to collect inspiration for the mural’s design, project members interviewed about 100 people, many of whom had used the IRC’s services, and asked them, “What makes home?” Greensboro artist Justin Poe collected the answers into a design, overlaid on a map of the city.
For this wall the Greensboro Mural Project owes many thanks: to the people who donated to our Kickstarter campaign, to the volunteers who lent a hand in painting, to the IRC and to the people we interviewed. We could not have done it without you!
To hear some of the answers we received, check out this film showcasing some of the interviews we conducted:
We hope you will be able to join us with future walls!
The Lindsay Street Mural
The Lindsay Street mural, unveiled in August 2011, is the Greensboro Mural Project’s first mural. The mural is painted on the retaining wall of the Greensboro Children’s Museum’s Edible Schoolyard.
Volunteers asked over 300 residents of this small southern city, “What would make Greensboro a healthier city?” and lead muralist Kathleen Kennedy developed their answers into a design. As with all the Greensboro Mural Project’s walls, the design for the Lindsay Street wall is site-specific. Many of the interviews were conducted with children visiting the Children’s Museum. Others were conducted with people passing by the then-blank wall, with the goal of furthering a sense of public ownership.
The painting itself was done by a mixture of professional painters and volunteers—both friends and passersby who offered a hand.
Check out a video about the project here: