DREAM BIG: FHN and Black Wall Street Annapolis at Newtowne 20

In the spring of 2018, Beverly Wilbourn, CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, invited us to paint murals at Newtowne 20, a public housing community. We proposed a large mural to brighten up the basketball court area as well as some smaller murals on boarded-up windows and doors on "bandos," abandoned units. Mayor Buckley dropped by on his scooter to cheer everyone on while Sarah and Brian Cahalan grilled up some burgers and hotdogs for everyone in the neighborhood. Many hands make light work!

 Participants and artist/mentors with finished "Slam Dunk" mural, June 24, 2018.

Participants and artist/mentors with finished "Slam Dunk" mural, June 24, 2018.

 Young artists from Newtowne 20 and Woodside Gardens gathered along with FHN, BWSA, and artist/mentors Lindsay Bolin, Anthony LaVorgna, Dani Campbell, Troy Reid, Dee Ward, and Jeff Huntington to take part in a community beautification program. 

Young artists from Newtowne 20 and Woodside Gardens gathered along with FHN, BWSA, and artist/mentors Lindsay Bolin, Anthony LaVorgna, Dani Campbell, Troy Reid, Dee Ward, and Jeff Huntington to take part in a community beautification program. 

 In addition to the large "Slam Dunk" mural near the basketball court, participants added colorful murals to some of the boarded-up windows and doors in the community

In addition to the large "Slam Dunk" mural near the basketball court, participants added colorful murals to some of the boarded-up windows and doors in the community

 A collaboration between Troy Reid and a young hearing-impaired artist who found a new voice in visual art.

A collaboration between Troy Reid and a young hearing-impaired artist who found a new voice in visual art.

 Anthony LaVorgna's "Love Bot."

Anthony LaVorgna's "Love Bot."

 Small gift mural by Jeff Huntington

Small gift mural by Jeff Huntington

 Mayor Buckley stopped by to lend his support, while Brian and Sarah Cahalan grilled up some victuals for the whole neighborhood! Thanks also to Beverly Wilbourn of HACA, Leron Fisher, and William Rowel for your support.

Mayor Buckley stopped by to lend his support, while Brian and Sarah Cahalan grilled up some victuals for the whole neighborhood! Thanks also to Beverly Wilbourn of HACA, Leron Fisher, and William Rowel for your support.