Photo from the Baltimore Sun gallery.
Next Friday, July 28, Art@Work, a summer mural program for young people enrolled in the Baltimore City YouthWorks program, will unveil the completed murals. The program, now in its third year, is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) in partnership with Jubilee Arts and 901 Arts, two programs founded by OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows. You can scroll through images of murals in progress in the Baltimore Sun.
Painting of the murals took place over the course of five weeks, beginning in mid-July, in two neighborhoods, Reservoir Hill and Waverly. One of the mural sites is at The Book Thing, which was founded by one of OSI’s first Community Fellows, Russell Wattenburg. Community celebrations and trolley tours will be held in both neighborhoods to unveil the completed murals, beginning at 6pm. More information can be found here.
Approximately 80 young people between the ages of 14-21 are hired through the YouthWorks program to work under the direction of professional artists to create highly visible murals in four sites each in both neighborhoods.
901 Arts, as a community-based youth arts center developed by 2010 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, Sarah Tooley is part of the Better Waverly Community Organization.
Jubilee Arts, a community arts program serving the west Baltimore communities of Sandtown-Winchester and Upton, was established by 2009 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, Melissa Ruof.