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Dream Street Murals, Norwalk CT

For most of us, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is a place we drive through when going from Point A to Point B. What if we could change that journey? What if we curated safe spaces on these streets for arts, inclusion, and unity to honor the life, ideas, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? In the Spring of 2021, artists were invited to create site-specific art installations, events, and improvements in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Corridor to celebrate his legacy, create identity, and foster inclusion. Lauren Clayton is pleased to have been selected as one of the artists.

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Featured Mural Projects

by Muralist Lauren Clayton of Stamford, CT

You Are Not Alone

The South Street Seaport, NY

You Are Not Alone Murals is a non-profit public art project that inspires artists to create work in their communities–sparking hope, connection, and conversations about mental health. 

On April 23rd and 24th You Are Not Alone Murals brings their third annual mural festival to The Seaport. The Seaport MuralFest celebration is held just before Mental Health Awareness Month in downtown Manhattan in the iconic Seaport neighborhood.

Each year, You Are Not Alone Murals thoughtfully curates 10+ artists — each selected for their unique artistic ability — to contribute to a 160 ft long wall. The 2024 artists are David Puck, Vexta, Juan Carlos Pagan, Lauren Clayton, Lauren Hom, Olga Muzician, Peach Tao, Yuma York, Ross Pino, Sara Lynne Leo, and Yukiko Izumi

You can discover these murals along the East River Esplanade and bike path, north of the Tin Building, located on South & Beekman Streets.

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Peace, Love and Liberation
Liberation Program/House Mural

115 Main St, Stamford, CT 06901

In the fall of 2023, Liberation Programs commissioned Lauren to paint a mural on the facade of their rehabilitation house.
The murals reads ‘Peace, Love, Liberation’ breaking through the bricks in tie dye colors representing the organization’s motto and brand coloring. To paint, Lauren worked with two artists to prime, spray paint and seal the mural in 5 days.

GE Appliances Stamford CoCreate FirstBuild Maker Space Mural

47 John St, Stamford, CT

In the spring of 2023, GE Appliances commissioned Lauren to paint a mural in their new maker space called, First Built. The maker space inside their Micro-Manufacturing Plant and Showroom is open to creators interested in using the site’s laser cutters, 3D printers, power tools, and professional carpentry shop. The mural is of a robot, named 1B breaking into Stamford and spray-painting his mark on the city. To create, Lauren used laser-cut stencils and acrylic paint.

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Wondering how to get started with painting your first mural? Contact Studio 162 for advise on how to paint a mural in your city or property!

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Murals in Downtown Stamford, CT

The City That Works, Is Now Playing
Atlantic St, Stamford, CT

Have you seen the new murals by the Palace Theatre in Stamford? This May, Studio 162 painted two large-scale murals to the grounds of Kiwanis Park in Downtown Stamford. Studio 162 was commissioned by Stamford Downtown Special Services District. Together with ELM, the Kiwanis Park between Summer and Atlantic Street is transformed with new seating, ground murals, lighting, and landscaping. See the process on IG at @studio162design. Mural photos by Happyhaha Photos

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"The Promised Land" 

492 MLK Dr, Norwalk, CT

Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned the Promised Land as "a place where you do not have to march for your dignity. It is where you do not have to sing for your freedom. It is where there is no need for speeches to verify your humanity. The Promised Land is that sacred place where all people stand as equals on level, fertile ground." (1)


I am painting a mural depicting the Promised Land, grown from seeds of respect and empathy. 

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"When we decided to commission a mural for our space, we were looking for more than just a decorative element. We wanted a piece of art that would capture the essence of our brand, engage our community, and leave a lasting impression on everyone who walked through our doors.


Working with Lauren Clayton exceeded our expectations in every way. From the initial concept sketches to the final strokes of paint, Lauren demonstrated a level of creativity, professionalism, and passion that was truly inspiring. 


She took the time to listen to our vision, interpret our ideas, and translate them into a stunning visual narrative that perfectly encapsulated the spirit of our brand.


Working with Lauren was an absolute pleasure, and we are proud to have her work on our walls." - GE CoCreate 

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Thank You to Our Partners

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Norwalk Arts Commission

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City of Norwalk

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Julio Pardo and ArtUP.CT

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RiseUP for Arts

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Stamford Downtown Special Services District

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Stamford Downtown Special Services District

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"Take the First Step"
Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., and Madison St., Norwalk, CT

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase” — Martin Luther King Jr. 

Faith noun: complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

In Martin Luther King, Jr.’s profound statement, he advises us to start the journey forward to our goal and trust the steps even if we don’t see the complete path. 

Photo by Anne Erikson

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LADY LIBERTY + JUSTICE
Bedford St. Stamford, CT

The Statue of Liberty is a national symbol of freedom and hope. Given as a gift to celebrate America’s independence, she boldly embodies so much of our country’s ideals. Her likeness, pose and symbolism are captured in my interpretation called, ‘Lady Liberty and Justice.’ My goal was to paint a declaration that the Stamford community could collectively agree with. She differs from sculptor Bartholdi’s original design in her raised fist of solidarity and book with the words ‘Liberty and Justice for All.’ This project was planned over 4 weeks of online meetings and ultimately completed in 8hrs with 15 additional Fairfield county artists of color. Organized by curator Valerie Cooper, the group of artists painted our plea ‘Black Lives Matter’ with members of the community on Bedford street in downtown Stamford. Material details unknown.

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Thank You to Our Volunteers!

A special thanks to volunteers who helped Lauren "Take the First Step" on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Norwalk, CT. Volunteers helped prime and paint the main staircase in November on weekdays and weekends.

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Support apparel available with partial proceeds to benefit area nonprofits whose missions support MLK's vision.

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