More than 100 young artists came together to spread the message to stop gun violence during the Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project.
— Jack Klingensmith (@wpxijack) July 12, 2016
The group told WTAE they are doing 10 mural projects and they’ve done 90% of the Pittsburgh area. They say it is their opportunity and duty to draw attention to social issues in the country.
“We and young aspiring artists want to make a statement to stop gun violence,” said Holbrook.
Holbrook says his vision was to use public art as a way to reach kids over the summer months to do positive community work when they were not in school.
The MLK Mural was founded in 2002 by artist and muralist Kyle Holbrook, originally from the Wilkinsburg area. MLK Mural is a charitable organization, which focuses on the arts, youth development and education.
MLK has hundreds of mural projects located in more than 10 cities in the United States, the Caribbean and South America.