“I don’t think this neighborhood would be the same if there’s no Hope Community here. …it was shocking for me, you know, why build it for this neighborhood the way it is, but I start trusting them when build the second building and the third building and the things are changing. I said then, I can show you now and that is the reason I am here right now. Hope is giving us everything, tools we need, this neighborhood to be safe. They are pushing day after day.”
Power of Vision Mural Project
“Murals show the voice of our community.” – Hope youth muralist
Using creative expression and mentorship, Power of Vision (POV) engages youth in a mural-making process that builds community ownership, artistic skills and leadership.
Black Book Sessions
Black Book Sessions is an introductory class where desire and passion trump talent and abilities. This is a space where those with artistic proficiency can coexist with those just beginning to tap into their artistic skill. Experienced artists and beginners are welcome…Tell your friends!
Check it Out!
POV youth and students from the Art Institutes International Minnesota captured the mural process on film and created a 10-minute documentary, Art Saves Lives. Check it out above!
Hope staff member Chaka Mkali and participants of the Power of Vision Mural Program were featured in TPT’s weekly arts series “MN Original”, celebrating Minnesota’s creative community. Watch on TPT!
Questions? Contact Chaka Mkali at email@example.com or call (612) 435-1677.