Moon City Art Takeover – Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO (HFHS) and Springfield Victory Mission partnered up for a community beautification project, all part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program in Woodland Heights. The Moon City Art Takeover took place on Saturday, October, 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The purpose was to transform an old warehouse foundation owned by Victory Mission at 422 W. Chase Street., to a beautiful mural defining the entrance to the Moon City Creative District.
During the event, the community was invited to help paint the mural designed by three artists, Linda Passeri, Marian Chamberlain, and Jennifer Wolken, all Moon City artists. Adults and children ages 14 and older awere invited to pick up a paintbrush and help paint portions of the mural.
Through Neighborhood Revitalization, residents of Woodland Heights identified a community need to address blighted properties to attract future businesses and homeowners. Through a series of planning meetings and setting goals, resident leaders were able to partner with HFHS and Springfield Victory Mission to clean a concrete slab and revitalize it into a beautiful mural.
“This mural is Neighborhood Revitalization in action,” said Larry Peterson, executive director of HFHS. “We’re bringing several community partners together to address a community goal of revitalizing a blighted property into a colorful symbol of the Moon City Creative District.”
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Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri (HFHS) believes every person in the Springfield and surrounding area deserves a decent place to live. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, HFHS impacts more than 110 households a year. Since 1988, HFHS has either built or renovated more than 570 homes, providing shelter for more than 1,100 men, women and children from Greene, Christian, and Webster Counties by helping people gain strength, stability and independence through housing, including home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products, programs, and Neighborhood Revitalization. HFHS is a United Way of the Ozarks partner agency. Learn more, including official word marks and images, at habitatspringfieldmo.org/newsroom or at Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.