August 2, 2019

It’s been a long journey for the people of Ferguson and Michael Brown’s family since August 2014. By documenting the Paint for Peace effort that happened during the aftermath in November 2014, in the book Painting for Peace in Ferguson, and by visiting schools and comm...

With more and more tragic news stories seemingly every day, many parents may want to shelter their children and some schools ask teachers not to discuss these events. But children are not immune to the media covering or adults discussing the latest in gun violence/scho...

June 19, 2018

From now until the end of July, a dozen Paint for Peace murals from Ferguson and South St. Louis will be on exhibit at the Stratford Library in Connecticut. The exhibit in Vicki Soto’s hometown will be the first time the actual “Paint for Peace” artwork will be on disp...

June 19, 2018

A lot has been happening behind the scenes with Painting for Peace in Ferguson of late, and we’re finally able to share the good news.

Five years ago Newtown CT, and Ferguson, MO were just small towns that not many people had heard of before. Today these two communities...

March 20, 2017

Jordan DeWilde is an art teacher at Oregon Elementary in Oregon, IL. who came onto my radar in August 2016 when he started tagging Painting for Peace in Ferguson on Facebook. He’d created a collaborative art project about diversity and inclusion for his students based...

November 14, 2016

“Make Something Beautiful” – painted by Christina Carroll, is found on page 35 in the Painting for Peace: A Coloring Book for All Ages, and is one of the original murals painted on the boarded up buildings in Ferguson in November, 2014.

Christina Carroll’s painting is,...

September 22, 2016

It's been less than 4 months since the release of our coloring book for adults and children, Painting for Peace: A Coloring Book for All Ages. Since we released the book, we have been astonished and inspired by the ways that people have taken the Ferguson paintings and...

August 25, 2016

Andrea's artwork is based on a powerful expression that was originally attributed to the Greek poet, Dinos Christianopoulus, and which was also later taken up by Mexican protestors as a call to rise up in the midst of persecution.

The seeds, whether on a personal level,...

August 3, 2016

Artists Liza Fishbone & Carly Jacobs' painting "An Eye for An Eye Makes the World Blind" symbolizes hopes for an end to violence, lasting peace.

Painted on South Grand in the Tower Grove neighborhood in St. Louis, this piece represents two figures of different colors br...

July 22, 2016

Ferguson resident, Darcy Edwin explained how she came up with her painting. "The idea for The Ferguson Tree came from Ferguson Optical's sign, which read: 'Stay Strong Ferguson. We Are A Family.'

The overall point of this mural was to show that there is strength and bea...

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