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Covenant House Mural- Day One

This post was written by Paint Love summer intern Maya Glass. To learn more about Paint Love's internship program, visit www.gopaintlove.org/careers. 


Today was awesome! Even in the muggy heat, the youth and volunteers from Gas South did an wonderful job bringing colorful life to the Covenant House Mural on day one. Covenant House is a shelter serving teens and young adults that are facing homelessness. It was fun (and humbling) to see the youth crack animated jokes and watch their personalities bounce off one another. 

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I learned a lot from these youth in more ways than one, but today's lesson was to keep laughing and smiling in spite of life's trials and tribulations. And we're all excited to see the finished results tomorrow on day two!

Thank you Gas South and Covenant House!

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Catlanta kittens at Kate's Club

Paint Love artist Catlanta (Rory Hawkins) at Kate's Club Atlanta

Catlanta (Rory Hawkins) was back at Kate's Club for August! Kate's Club serves kids and teens dealing with grief after the loss of a parent or sibling. Rory brought lots of his famous wooden kittens, talked with the kids about handling big feelings surrounding the beginning of a new school year, and decorated the kittens to represent how they feel on the inside vs how they act on the outside. 

Family Paint Day with Art on the Beltline

 Paint Love at Family Paint Day on the Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail 

We were so honored when Miranda Kyle, Paint Love artist and Arts and Culture Project Manager at the Atlanta Beltline, approached us to host Family Paint Day for the new Westside Trail on the Beltline. 

Julie arrived early and volunteers helped prep the graffitied pillars before the families joined in. Paint Love Artist Lindsay Ryden designed this whimsical, fun mural, and we just love all the quirky details! 

Over 100 people braved the rainy forecast and came through the bustling tunnel, stopping to don an apron (thanks to Blick Art Supply!) and helped prep walls, and paint the festive parade of animals while the Beltline muralists created their own masterpieces on the opposite side of the tunnel.