In late May, DACU social equity mappers joined forces with Mesquite District residents, timebank members from Ciudad Juárez, and artists Saba and Niko to create the first intersection mural in Las Cruces.
Intersection murals build community by calming traffic and providing a focal point for social interaction. We hope our mural will encourage the city and its residents to create similar projects.
Watch the video by Robert Yee below to learn more!
Collaborative Mural on Belonging
DACU joined forces with the Beloved Community, a group that works with young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to create a collaborative mural. This traveling mural was created with the visionary help of two local artists, Niko Radtke and Saba.
The City of Las Cruces Network Volunteer Center and Thrivent Financial generously funded this project with $250 through their Inspire to Service Initiative. We were also featured in the latest issue of the City Manager's Weekly Newsletter.
We plan to showcase our mural throughout the county to share the message of belonging and togetherness. Please let us know if you would like to display it free of charge at your site or event: it is lightweight and easy to transport.