The Raleigh Murals Project believes that Black Lives Matter and value protests where voices of unity and justice can be heard. We want to amplify black voices in our community. We have teamed up with Royale chef Jeffrey Seizer and VAE Raleigh to create a platform to raise awareness about the issues that led to the protests through murals. We will do this by uplifting the voices of those affected by systemic racism, prioritizing black artists and artists of color, and offering a platform to express those experiences and truths.
Many Raleigh buildings have boarded up their windows over this past weekend. It has left our city in a state of repair both emotionally as a community, and physically. Many community members want to offer their spaces as an outlet for black artists. We see this as a long process and are working on the next steps with our partners who believe in giving diverse artists a platform.
Funded by Raleigh-Durham, NC (July 2020)