Kalamazoo artists bring color to boarded up downtown businesses
Article by Lindsay Moore published on MLive
Plywood along the Kalamazoo Mall became a blank canvas for local artists to create a space supporting Black Lives Matter.
Murals honoring the lives of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman killed by Louisville police and Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black boy killed in Florida. Both portraits were a collaboration between artists Joelle McIntyre and Blake Eason.
Other murals depicted a black fist, a popular symbol for justice within Black Lives Matter and a white hand and black hand shaking in a sign of unity.Read more