Social Art Pieces – Shanghai Tunnel Bar African Art Mural
Working with the owner at Shanghai Tunnel Bar, they requested we curate a local BIPOC artist (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) to provide space for their talent and opinions tied to the Black Lives Matter Movement and protests sparked across the country after the death of George Floyd.
During this time, we were working towards finding many walls for local POC’s to elevate their voices and their representation. This particular artist created a handful of activist murals around town in the name of Black Power. For this piece, he included African textiles as a geometric pattern for the outside of the bar. He utilized colors found within the bar’s branding and exterior design to present a cohesive piece with easy flow. He named the artwork “Stairwell to Orisha” after the supernatural entities usually referred to as deities in the Yoruba religion of West Africa. The artwork’s geometric shapes and vibrant colors capture the warm sentiment of African culture.
This social art piece was created to show representation of the BIPOC community, to empower that community and celebrate black culture and lives in all its forms. The artwork was created as part of the Together We Grow Community Art Project.
CLIENT Shanghai Tunnel Bar
SERVICE Social Art Pieces