An existing mural at the 106 Division Parking lot is chipping away and is scheduled to be painted over, so the Cook Arts Center Teen Leaders have been invited to design a new mural for the space. In order to create the new mural design in this unique downtown setting, CAC Teens met with Heartside Neighborhood residents and visitors, inviting them to participate in the design process. CAC Teens hosted various activities and interactions in order to gather ideas and better understand what is important to Heartside neighbors. With the ideas, symbols and stories shared by both neighbors and teens together, multiple designs were created and then presented to residents for feedback. This collaborative design process is an important part of the way the Cook Arts Center Teen Leaders approach public art projects, working together as a team amongst ourselves and the community at large. Local artist Jordyn Fishman lead the teens on this project.
- Art form: Installation
- Medium: Paint on Cement
- Width: 60 ft
- Year created: 2017
- Height: 20 ft
About Cook Arts Center Teen Leaders
The mission of the CAC Teen Leaders was written by the youth themselves: We are committed to making change within our community and ourselves by providing unique opportunities for education, artistic expression, a voice for social justice and leadership for future generations. CAC Teen Leaders is a program of Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities.