Let's Paint the Schools!

Photo courtesy Paint the City – Artist Ahmad Lee

I follow Paint the City because I admire their goals and what they stand for. They are a “feel good” organization doing wonderful things for the people utilizing art. Nothing makes me happier than walking the streets looking for murals.

Paint the City’s objectives

Paint the City was created during some of Chicago’s toughest times, the COVID pandemic and unrest after the death of George Floyd. Founders Missy Perkins and Barrett Keithley know that art is more than an aesthetic — art heals, soothes the soul, is a distraction, and a conversation starter. 

Photo courtesy Paint the City – Artist GNEE ART

Paint the City isn’t just about art, though. Another mission is to support equality for all by focusing on black and brown artists and black and brown businesses.

Paint the Schools campaign

Their 2021 campaign “Help Paint the City, Paint the Schools” is in full swing. This initiative is about painting murals in schools, inside and out. Paint the City wants to bring meaningful positivity that will have a lasting impact on students and communities.

Photo courtesy Paint the City – Artist Julius Cesar

July event not to be missed

Paint the City has an exciting event coming up on July 25th, and you DON’T want to miss the Xperience! This event will be a fantastic way to get reacquainted with the nightlife we have all been missing. Get ready to be dazzled with live art, art installations, music, dance, and more. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Paint the City’s Paint the School Program.

Help Paint the City be the change by donating, and give them a follow on Instagram and Facebook.

Photo courtesy Paint the City – Boards of Change

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