Moreland Mural Project aims to revitalize Little Five Points
More than 20 emerging female artists will paint murals along Moreland Avenue in an effort to spruce up the 'hood.
The project, which officially launched in early July of this year, “is a neighborhood-driven initiative with the mission to cultivate community relationships by creating more vibrant public spaces,” explains Stumberg, who is also serving as the MMP’s curator. “The goal is to connect local stakeholders with local artists to establish a vision and ultimately create the Moreland Avenue murals.” (Berg, who also runs Above & Beyond Bookkeeping, serves as community liaison.) Twenty-two emerging female artists, including Tori Tinsley, Lela Brunet, Estela Semeco, and Iman Person, will create murals along Moreland Avenue on the concrete walls supporting the DeKalb overpass.
“A major aspect of this project’s mission is to pay the artists a fair wage for helping to beautify the city,” Stumberg says, “so we’re constantly seeking out opportunities to connect with the community to build awareness and raise money.” MMP will be at farmers markets and other local events around the city selling T-shirts and art prints to raise money and garner support for the artists. Local nonprofit C4 Atlanta is MMP’s fiscal sponsor managing the project’s online donations. Adds Stumberg, “This project is part of a larger effort to revitalize the Little Five Points neighborhood through the arts and reclaim its identity as a safe and eccentric arts destination for locals.”