Edgar Alvarado, 2008- 2009 AOB Alumni- Architect and AOB Assistant Teaching Artist
“I learned to think of art in a different way – to see how art can actually bring a community together. With the Childhood Welfare project in particular – I mean those kids used to have to look at blank walls. And once the mural was there, the kids could look at the painted walls and not just be down because they’re going through a rough time, but actually have a welcoming environment. Hearing feedback from the community and from the people who the art was actually intended for was really awesome.”
Throughout spring, Arts on the Block will highlight the people, places and programs we love. Our goal is to #AOBHitRefresh on all of the relationships that make up our creative community. It’s spring, what better time to reconnect? Tell us your #AOBHitRefresh story!