Lead funder, lead artist announced for Brown v. Board community mural

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT)– A blank wall near the Brown v. Board educational site is becoming a community mural.

ARTSConnect officially launched the new mural project as The Brown v. Board Mural Project: Legacy & Vision.

It was also announced FHLBank Topeka is the lead funder and muralist Michael Toombs is the lead artist.

Other funders include the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Senne & Company, Inc., US Bank and the City of Topeka.

Planning for the mural is in the works and painting will start in the late spring or early summer.

“This is an opportunity that could change the trajectory of our community as we look toward the kids we’re building up in the future and all the other things that are happening in Topeka right now,” ARTSConnect executive director Sarah Fizell said.

The wall will honor the legacy of the Brown decision and what it means to the capital city.

The main mural wall will be 130′ wide and 30′ tall. A children’s mural is also in the works.

The project is looking for volunteers and artists for the mural. You can find more information here.

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