When Walls Speak, a Multi-disciplinary Mural event coming to the Park Place Neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia

Congratulations to the Unity Thru Arts Collective selected to create a “When Walls Speak” event in Norfolk, Virginia in 2023 or 2024.

The UTA Collective will engage the community and showcase the depth and creativity of Norfolk’s art community through a festival event with scheduled activities in the Park Place Community near 35th Street and Colley Ave., highlighting the start of the mural painting and a collaborative musical performance. We hope to incorporate a vendor market that includes food and local handmade items. The UTA Collective will highlight an orchestration of musicians invited from across the community to include professionals and Norfolk Public school students.

Deidre Love: Teens with a Purpose – founder and director of Teens With A Purpose (TWP), Deidre serves the community and its youth by creating a platform that empowers young people to use their voice, creativity, reflection, and actions to affect personal growth, transform lives, and impact communities. The organization impacts change and builds community through the use of poetry, spoken word, music, and dance. TWP is committed to the development of young leaders. Deidre will lead literary artists and be collaborating with other team members on various aspects of the event.

Deirdre Love's Artworks and Works-in-Progress

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