Mural Inspires Hope
Story and photography by DR Brown
On a sunny day in early June, community supporters gathered for the unveiling of a mural and the dedication of Together’s mini-farm community garden that overlooks 812 South 24th Street in Omaha.
The creation of the mural was a collaborative effort between the Why Arts? and teenagers from Youth Emergency Services. Under the direction of artist Mike Giron, the group started with brainstorming sessions that produced lists of words that eventually inspired the imagery of the mural. The goal of the artwork is to communicate a positive sense of hope.
The community garden consists of 24 raised garden beds, and food from this mini-farm garden will be used by the Together food pantry to help feed the homeless and hungry.