Gateway Community Mural Project
The Gateway Community Mural Project is a highly participatory artist-lead, student driven, community art project.
A collaboration between Schmitt and artist Sara K Udvig, the mural design is the result of nine different design workshops in which we engaged over 150 members of the local community to articulate in words, drawing, and stories the image of their community. Schmitt and Udvig combined those images to create a massive (300 foot long) paint-by-number on the retaining wall along 15th Avenue South East in Minneapolis, MN. This accessible format allowed hundreds of community members, of all ages and walk of life, to pick-up a paint brush and work collectively to create this lasting symbol of community togetherness.
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