Creative Girls Rock Awarded Mural Project at Looby Community Center

Metro Arts awards mural project at Looby Community Center to Creative Girls Rock.

The Metro Nashville Arts Commission is proud to announce the award to design and install a mural at the Looby Community Center to Creative Girls Rock ®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Nashville young girls and women with opportunities to explore creative arts, youth development, and community engagement.

This Public Art project is an initiative developed through the Mayor’s Participatory Budgeting program for community development in North Nashville, under former Mayor John Cooper. The community requested a mural inspired by Z. Alexander Looby’s life and accomplishments, his pursuit of justice, and his enduring national legacy. The mural will be installed on the 28’x 96′ western wall of the building, located in the District 2 Buena Vista Heights neighborhood.

The mission of Creative Girls Rock® is to educate and empower young girls and women to utilize their creative talents to enhance their lives and the world around them. Their CGR Mural Program, spearheaded by Lead Mural Artist Elisheba Mrozik, teaches participants essential design principles and techniques for crafting uplifting mural paintings. Their work can be found across Nashville including at John Early Middle School, Slim and Husky’s, and The Healing Trust Foundation.

This project is funded in part by the Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson County Participatory Budgeting Program for 2022 for Bordeaux and North Nashville. Additional funds are provided by Metro Nashville’s Percent for Public Art Fund, established in 2000 under Mayor Bill Purcell. When completed, the mural will be added to the Metro Public Art Collection.

You can follow the community engagement and design process on Metro Artssocial media channels and email newsletter.

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