Public art promotes community pride and visual interest. Within THPRD parks, the purpose of public art is to make places more vibrant, livable, accessible, and creative. Public art could be imaginative, engaging, dynamic, interactive, aesthetically pleasing, connected, and sustainable.
THPRD stands with our community in solidarity for racial justice. We want to provide our community with the space and time to share their messages of hope, inspiration, and purpose.
What is a Talking Wall?
A Talking Wall is a form of expression and visual storytelling about socially relevant themes. A Talking Wall is usually represented as a mural, but it may be a different form of art. The objective of these pieces is to serve as a source of inspiration and education for residents and visitors.
The Talking Walls project is made possible in partnership with Color Outside the Lines a non-profit that strives to empower and inspire foster and at-risk youth by providing opportunities with art, music, movement and creativity.
In partnership with the Sunset Highschool Black Student Union and Color Outside the Lines, we collaborated with the commuity, students, family and artists to create four Talking Walls and an art instalation "I Have a Dream" .
Activities included the creation of three walls and additional activities such as Spoken Word (Ted Talk presenter Deangelo Raines) and an "I Have a Dream" art installation that students wanted to have: Showing the dreams of youth showcased in several fists and depicted in a way that you read “I Have a Dream” from the main road. We also had a Chalk the Block activity (Chalk Art) and a Message Garden.