The story of Ferguson, Missouri, is now familiar.
What isn’t as familiar is how the community – and communities from across Metro St. Louis – responded.
Professional and amateur artists, young and old, black and white, came to Ferguson following riots. There, they painted boarded up windows, turning them into works of art while providing messages of optimism and unity.
The resulting work became a children’s book, Painting For Peace In Ferguson.
“The art is beautiful and it transformed the landscape,” said Carol Swartout Klein, the author of the collection of paintings. “But it also transformed the people wo painted and viewed it.”
Now some of the artwork is available as a free ecard for visitors to Doing More Today. To share an ecard with a co-worker, friend or family member, just go to the ecards section on See The Good.
Regions is proud to share this beautiful art in hopes that the message of hope and love continues to spread.
To learn more about Painting For Peace, click here.