The MLK Community Mural Project is for Pittsburgh the biggest and brightest art venture in the city’s history, with murals scheduled to cover 26 walls throughout the city and already engaging hundreds of Pittsburgh’s biggest and brightest residents.
Currently, we’ve produced more than a dozen murals along the MLK East Busway, spanning eight neighborhoods. The dimensions are larger than life. The colors are purposefully vivid and visually stimulating. The images are jazzy and abstract. The narratives painted are of great historical significance. Most importantly, we are developing the vast artistic and intellectual wealth represented by our gifted Pittsburgh youth.
Many of Pittsburgh’s most legendary artists have come forth to mentor dozens of Pittsburgh teens and their families in the production and tremendous value of public art as a way of strengthening communities. Kids learn about the historic figures and events of their neighborhoods and then translate what they learn into beautiful organic images on the walls.