The Community Chalkboard Project is based off of artist, Candy Chang's, "Before I die..." project in New Orleans, LA. Chang's chalkboard was placed on an abandoned house in her community and community members were given the opportunity to answer the question "Before I die I want to..." with the provided chalk.
Publicbeat would like to recreate this project, but with a San Antonio twist. Instead of asking the question "Before I die I want to..." we would like to ask questions that promote San Antonio pride such as; "My favorite place in San Antonio..." and "What I love about San Antonio...".
We plan on placing the boards in lower income areas of San Antonio that are in need of some extra love. Art Pace, Blue Star and The Pearl Brewery have also expressed interest in displaying the community chalkboards at their locations. Because the boards will be portable and easy to both construct and tear down we will be able to highlight many areas of San Antonio.
Funded by San Antonio, TX (February 2013)