Dream Street Murals
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.
"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.
"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
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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