Bringing communities together for mental health and wellness.
2019 MURAL PROJECT WITH ALL PEOPLE ARTS
ADAMH and ALTernative have partnered with All People Arts to bring a mural to the south side community. We want YOU to give ideas for the design. We are hosting a Community Conversation for residents and families of the south side on Tuesday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Free Community Dinner at Reeb Avenue Center (280 Reeb Ave., Columbus, OH 43207).
We will get design ideas from residents and families at this community meeting and other activities that take place in the community. Eliza Ho, from ALTternative, will use those ideas to design the mural. Then, we will ask residents and families to help paint the mural in September.
Can’t make it out to share your ideas? Fill out this form.
We will post updates about the mural here but you can also check Facebook:
If you have questions, contact Mackenzie Betts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
In 2013, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County started investing in partnerships with neighborhoods countywide to develop public murals as a way to engage and educate the public about overall health and wellness, including mental health.
Collaborative mural artwork helps strengthen community connections and allows for personal healing through artistic expression. Each mural is a reflection of its location and the unique thoughts residents associate with wellness.
ADAMH teams up with architectural firm ALTernative and Project Manager Eliza Ho to evaluate the creative potential of each space, solicit community input, design and complete the mural. ADAMH strives to showcase the diversity of each community with an emphasis on resident involvement throughout the process. Residents are asked to share ideas for the mural and to join in the fun of community paint days.
ADAMH’s annual mural projects are part of ongoing community education efforts to address mental health in a larger sense of well-being for everyone and to reduce stigma.
The Reynoldsburg Mural on Livingston is painted on the 100-foot long wall of the Performing Arts Center of the Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus located at 6699 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg. The mural reminds us to Live in the Moment and was created in partnership with Reynoldsburg City Schools and City of Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department.
The Gahanna Mural on Mill Street is on the wall of the Tencza Eye Associates office at 78 Mill St, Gahanna and was created in partnership with GAAC (Gahanna Area Arts Council). The mural’s title, Talk to Me, reminds us that our desire for connection and companionship is a universal foundation of our happiness.
The Franklinton Mural on Broad is on the east-facing wall of Columbus Lower Lights Christian Health Center, 1160 W. Broad St., Columbus, and was created in partnership with Lower Lights Christian Health Center. With the title Franklinton Soars, this mural represents the rebirth of the Franklinton Community as well as the journey to an overall healthy life.
The Dublin Tunnel Mural is located in the Brandonway Bike Tunnel near Bailey Ele-mentary School, 4900 Brandonway Dr., Dublin and was created in partnership with the Dublin Arts Council and the City of Dublin.
The Westerville Mural on the Path was installed on the storage shed walls of Cellar Lumber located, 137 E. College Road, Westerville, in partnership with the City of Westerville, Cellar Lumber, Jarvis Art Studio and the Westerville Police Department.
The Mural on Main was the first mural project initiated by ADAMH and was painted on the walls of Community for New Directions, 993 E. Main St., Columbus.