NYC Mural Arts Project is coming to Crown Heights May 5 and you can help

It’s good to give back to the community. Come out, help out, and celebrate Brooklyn with the NYC Mural Arts Project.

On May 5, the NYC Mural Arts Project is coming to Brooklyn for the first time and will be creating three separate murals centered around mental health. The designs were created by local NYC artists, peer specialists, and people who experienced or live with mental health conditions. And now, you can help create the mural and create some positive change. On Saturday, May 5, members of the community can help paint sections of the mural at a Community Paint Fest. There will also be live music and face painting.

How does this mural affect the community? According to First Lady Chirlane McCray, who leads the City’s mental health and substance misuse efforts, “The NYC Mural Arts Project shows how joyful art with strong messages can help educate, heal and beautify our communities.”

Besides making art, it’s also about starting a conversation. “…the NYC Mural Arts Project is part of the City’s effort to bring neighborhoods together and change the conversation around mental health,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett. Be a part of the conversation and make the borough you want to live in.

For more information on the NYC Mural Arts Project, see their Facebook page. Register for the May 5 Community Paint Fest here.

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