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: