Tucson Peace murals available for display | Arts & Culture
The Tucson Peace Mural, currently on display at the downtown Joel Valdez Main Library, made a special appearance in March at the Second Annual Youth and Peace Conference, which was held the 16th at Doolen Middle School.
The Peace Mural, originally painted by children and youth in 2007 at Tucson’s annual Peace Fair, brightened the conference stage area with images of people weaving peace in Tucson and around the world.
At the same time, across the room, another peace mural was being created by youth attending the conference. In keeping with the 2013 conference theme: “Making Peace Now Through Art, Education, Engagement”, the mural painting project led by Michael Schwartz and the Tucson Arts Brigade, was one of five art stations and several workshops focusing on art and activism that took place at the day-long Youth and Peace Conference.
Once finished, the new Youth Making Peace Mural, as well as the 8 ft. by 4 ft. Tucson: A City of Peace Mural, will be available for display in public spaces such as libraries, businesses, schools, City Council or Board of Supervisors offices.
In announcing the availability of these inspiring and beautiful mobile murals for display in the community, the Nonviolence Legacy Project of the Culture of Peace Alliance, as one of the lead organizers of Tucson’s Annual Youth and Peace Conference and as fiscal agent for the conference, is simultaneously reaching out to the community to ask for donations to cover the final costs of the conference.
Conference organizers are seeking a total of $2500 in tax exempt donations to finish paying for the 2013 conference. This request represents an important opportunity for individuals and organizations throughout Tucson to support the Youth and Peace Conference as a powerful antidote to bullying, teen date rape and other forms of violence impacting youth in our community.