The postponed handprint mural

The invitation for community members to add their handprints to the painted Black Lives Matter mural in Tollefson Plaza has been postponed due to extreme heat. The new date is Saturday, August 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The mural is gradually taking shape on the steps of the square, as artists work as best they can amid the high temperatures that are expected to remain until the weekend.

The purpose of the mural is to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans throughout history, and community involvement has been key to the project from the start. Handprints will decorate a quilt in the wall design, communicating that we are all part of the fabric working together for racial equality.

“Using creativity to bring people together and have a positive impact is one of the most rewarding things I can do as an artist,” said Dionne Bonner, who was chosen to lead the creation of the mural at following the call for artists from the city of Tacoma.

Learn more about BLM Tacoma Mural Projectand learn more about the mural project in the Tacoma Weekly story.

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