When Walls Speak

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.

Deondre James: Composer – Deondre is a multifaceted artist, entrepreneur, and musician. He will lead the production of an original song, entitled The Medley of Norfolk, and will be supporting the coordination of all musical activities. The song will include references to various Norfolk history events, facts and characteristics.

Deondre James's Artworks and Works-in-Progress

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