As part of the Plan BTV South End artist grant initiative, our Resident Organizer (and artist) Michelle Sayles and artist Jen Berger collaborated with South End residents to create the ‘Amplifying Voices’ mural project. Read more about the project and art opening below:
Please join us for the Art Opening and Reception on Thursday April 16, from 6-8 pm, at Arts Riot, 400 Pine St. Burlington, VT. See the mural, meet the residents and find out more about the process and the stories included in this mural. About the project: Supported by a grant through BCA as part of the Plan BTV process, Michelle and jen hosted community conversations, distributed surveys and collected one-on-one interviews with residents of low-income housing in Burlington’s South End as a way to talk about topics such as home, community, transportation, and quality of life. These stories were compiled and translated into a 6’x8′ mural that synthesizes four main narratives, including a desire for recreation/entertainment space, safe and efficient transit options and a place for multiple generations to gather and enjoy opportunities for learning and being in community.