Welcome to the jungle!
Written by Suzanne Sable
Next, it was time for the art. After the PNC Board reviewed more than 30 artists, their selection was narrowed down to 3 following public meetings. Gravitating towards the proposal presented by DJ Neff and The Wolf Counsel, which featured larger than life local animals, a playful design, and bold colors, Beautify Earth finalized the artist contracts and budgets.
To incorporate the community into the mural process and design, a paint day was organized to assist the artists. Over 150 community members attended the paint day and they were so successful, they even were able to end more than an hour earlier than expected. How’s that for a win-win?!
Speaking to the effect that the mural will have on the Palms community, Greif said this, “Community pride. Awareness of identity and sense of place. Palms is a transitional community with a lot of diversity and very cool residents. The mural puts the neighborhood on the map and shows other neighborhoods nearby that the PNC is deliberately working hand-in-hand to improve the area.”
Beautify Earth was honored to help bring this mural to life for the Palms community. And this mural, like many of the murals we sponsor, is key to fulfilling our mission of building stronger communities through art and service.
We would like to invite you to join us on this one-of-a-kind adventure by becoming a monthly member, which ensures we can continue to empower artists, build stronger neighborhoods and cities, and instill community pride.