Like the Cincinnati Mural Project, Huntsville has turned to its youth to revitalize the city through arts. In Cincinnati, teenagers are hired and trained to create murals to beautify the city alongside an experienced artist. It has transformed some tired areas of Cincinnati and turned them into expressions of art.
When I took a walk near Big Spring Park and the downtown district of Huntsville, I noticed words painted onto the city steps. Interesting, provocative reflections on the city. Haikus. Written by 8th graders who found a way to incorporate creative artisty and city growth. Haikus were simply their medium.
It’s amazing what Millennials are coming up with when given the task to create and transform. Sometimes modern, other times traditional. We’re getting a glimpse of how how the future generation sees the world. I, for one, find it an exciting time.
My haiku to Huntsville:
A future day – Mars
Full of man’s potential,
Witnessed on these stairs.
How do these city beautification/revitalization projects make you feel?