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TCC Video: Atlanta’s Murals Create Community

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Jaime Rojo street art

Public art has the power to help create community and a sense of place. It reduces crime and increases beauty. It also makes people think. We admire Atlanta’s Living Walls project. It’s in The Huffington Post here: 20 Murals From Atlanta’s Living Walls. Watch a video about the artists after the jump:

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Coloring inside the lines, Art that creates community

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Sunnyside Piazza, Portland

What if all it took to build a better neighborhood was a little paint? Neighborhoods nationwide are painting their intersections to help create community and a sense of place. Read about it in Grist magazine: Coloring inside the lines, Art that creates community. Watch the video and get inspired to bring art to your community after the jump:

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