Bellevue Mural Face Mask
About +Public and Our Mission
+Public creates transformative stories of the revitalization of people and places by designing scalable and sustainable communication solutions to economically-challenged communities-in-revival.
Portions of proceeds from sales of Mural brand apparel will directly benefit The Bellevue Mural Arts Program. The Bellevue Mural Arts Program was initiated by artists RJ Thompson, Kent Kerr, and Jennie Denton. In 2019, RJ and Kent initiated the “Bellevue Believes” research project, which uses interactive design thinking research activities to incite community feedback on the status of Bellevue’s economic development, community development, education, and culture. Throughout these sessions, Bellevue residents, business owners, and stakeholders each shared their vision for Bellevue’s growth. One of the more attainable goals that were captured from this community feedback was the lack of a presence of visual arts in Bellevue and especially on the main business corridor of Lincoln Avenue. John King and Christopher Driscoll co-owners of Revival on Lincoln and Scott Streit, co-owner of 411 Lincoln Avenue (also with King) agreed to donate their spaces on their properties to Bona Fide Bellevue for the purpose of creating a mural featuring Bellevue’s revitalization. What was originally supposed to be a single mural turned into a bigger creative placemaking program named “The Bellevue Mural Arts Program.” Through IOBY.org the team raised $4,919!