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We Shall Overcome, Juanita Craft Community Mural Unveiling Event February 9, 2024 at 10:00am on the corner of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in South Dallas

Updated: Feb 5





February 9, 2024

Wall Arts Project and Artist Lakeem Wilson

Presents We Shall Overcome Mural Unveiling Event



Executive Summary:

We are excited to present a proposal for a vibrant Community Mural Art Project and Event Reveal aimed at diversifying arts and cultural activities in Dallas, providing accessible opportunities for residents, creating unique and meaningful experiences, fostering collaboration with Dallas-based artists and organizations, and supporting the sustainability of the local arts ecosystem.


1. Project Overview:

Our project aims to enhance the cultural landscape of Dallas through the creation of a community mural that reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the city. The mural will be unveiled during a community event that celebrates art, creativity, and community engagement.


2. Diversifying Arts and Cultural Activities:

The mural will serve as a permanent outdoor art installation, diversifying the artistic expression available to the community. By incorporating a range of styles, themes, and cultural influences, we aim to showcase the rich tapestry of Dallas's artistic heritage and provide a visual representation of its diverse communities.


3. Providing Accessible Opportunities:

We recognize the importance of making art accessible to all residents. Our project will include community engagement initiatives, such as mural painting workshops and interactive sessions, ensuring that residents of all ages and backgrounds can actively participate in the creation of the mural. Additionally, the event will be free and open to the public, making it inclusive and welcoming to everyone.


4. Creating Unique or Meaningful Experiences:

The mural will not only be visually striking but will also convey a meaningful narrative. Through collaboration with local artists and community members, we will identify themes and stories that resonate with the people of Dallas. This approach ensures that the mural becomes a source of pride and inspiration for the community.


5. Partnering with Dallas-based Artists and Organizations:

We are committed to supporting the local arts ecosystem by collaborating with Dallas-based artists and organizations. This project will provide a platform for artists to showcase their talents, engage with the community, and contribute to the cultural enrichment of Dallas. We will actively seek partnerships with established and emerging artists to bring a diverse range of perspectives to the project.


6. Supporting Dallas-based Artists:

Financial support is crucial for sustaining the arts in our community. We will allocate a portion of our budget to compensate Dallas-based artists for their time, expertise, and contribution to the project. This investment not only acknowledges the value of their work but also contributes to the economic well-being of the local artistic community.


7. Budget:

A detailed budget breakdown is attached to this proposal, outlining expenses related to materials, artist fees, event logistics, and community engagement initiatives.


Timeline:

The project is planned to commence January 10, 2024 and conclude with the mural's unveiling during a community event on February 9, 2024.


Conclusion:

Our Community Mural Art Project and Event Reveal aspire to be a catalyst for positive change, fostering a sense of pride, inclusivity, and collaboration within Dallas. We look forward to the opportunity to bring this vision to life and contribute to the cultural enrichment of our vibrant city.

Thank you for considering our proposal.

Sincerely,


Lakeem Wilson,

Senior Director,

NaturalBorn Studios




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