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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...

June 29, 2017

We’re excited to share that the most comprehensive exhibit to date of dozens of the original Painting for Peace boards will be featured at the 2017 national Urban League convention July 27-29 at the convention center in downtown St. Louis thanks to Regions Bank.

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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...

December 16, 2016

Painting for Peace in Ferguson wishes you peace. The collection of winter-themed paintings in this short video were all created on the boards covering businesses in and around Ferguson, Missouri in November/December 2014. During the days of unrest, hundreds of people o...

November 17, 2016

We wanted to take a moment to share this inspiring video by Lisa Kaplan of Touchwood Creative. This video was created to accompany the Outside In: Paint for Peace exhibit, which wrapped up mid-November. Take a moment to watch the incredible transformation that took pla...

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...

July 19, 2016

Ferguson painting "St. Martin de Porres" inspired by Catholicism and Buddhism, highlights racial harmony

"St. Martin de Porres was actually inspired by the niche on the building on which it was painting," explained artist Darcy Edwin. "It reminded me of the decorative n...

July 14, 2016

COCA announces powerful community collaboration to kick off 30th anniversary season August 27

COCA (Center of Creative Arts) announces Outside In: Paint for Peace, an unprecedented collaborative community exhibition featuring a selection of the original murals painted o...

July 7, 2016

The concept behind The Tree of Life, which was painted on the doors in the center of Ferguson City Hall, is that the leaves represent the necessary elements for a community to be whole - brotherhood, respect, hope, opportunity, equality, and education to name a few. St...

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