Come help us paint this weekend! We’re starting on November 4th at 10:30am at the Capitol Club. RSVP on Facebook or just drop by!
Tom, our 10th grantee, isn’t actually an artist. He’s a Software Engineer who wanted to get to know his wider neighbors better. As he said in his application, “I don’t really know my neighbors and that’s a problem. I don’t mean the people that live across the hall or in the building next door, but rather neighbors in the greater Capitol Hill neighborhood. I think that this is a problem for most of the people that live in cities and I want to help fix it.”
Rather than shrugging his shoulders, inviting his friends over, or throwing a potluck, he decided the way to bring people together was by doing an art project. He wanted to paint a community paint-by-number mural in Capitol Hill that would encourage anyone walking by to see that they could contribute, and meet some new people!
Tom reached out to UrbanArtworks where he connected with Kathleen Warren, a project coordinator, and Mark O’Connell, a local artist. Mark came up with a design to focus on the community, and the three proposed it to the Capitol Club.
With everyone on the same page, we’ll be painting over this graffiti this weekend. We hope to see you there!