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    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 7 Sep 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • 1400 Aaron Street, Montgomery, AL 36104


    Peacock Tract Public Arts + Community Rebirth Project

    Open & Free to the Public // Facilitated by Natilee McGruder

    Join 21 Dreams and Tuskegee Public Dialogue Team for a Community Cafe’.  Let’s gather and discuss creating the vision for the future of this historic community!

    A continuation of the discussion and activity which will be used in designing the framework for the Peacock Tract community arts mural series. In addition to creating a vision for future community development projects.


    Members of the community in West Montgomery historically known as Peacock Tract (i.e., Washington Park, Three Points, Uptown Community)


    Monday,  August 19 at 6 pm

    Saturday, September 7 at 11 am


    Cleveland Avenue YMCA

    Cultural Arts Center

    1400 Aaron St.

    Montgomery AL 36104

    ACCOMMODATIONS: Specially catered food from Martha's Place & O'Dessa's Blessing! Childcare will also be available. 

    Project Description:

    The Peacock Tract Public Arts Project is a mural series that is influenced by the rich history and greater vision of this community. The area known as Peacock Tract is nestled along the last mile & a half of the “Selma to Montgomery Historic March Trail.” It is immersed in history from the routes of the first citywide electric street trolley system nicknamed the “Lightning Route,” to the telegram that ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter sent from the Winter Building, and the meeting that appointed Martin Luther King Jr. as the leader of the M.I.A. at the Mount Zion A.M.E. Memorial Church.

    Like many urban communities of similar history, Peacock Tract has its challenges from lack of access to healthy food, job training/employment and economic development. There are initiatives in place such as the community garden and health awareness programs at Pure Artistry Outreach that are working to rebuild this community. Our overall goal in this project is help bring awareness of the community, stimulate interest in community development, social construction and beautification to drive tourism, attract businesses and ultimately enhance the quality of life.

    We believe this Public Arts Project will be tell the story of this community and help further these community initiatives. 

    21 Dreams Arts & Culture, Inc.


    A portion of this project is graciously funded by the Central Alabama Community Foundation.

    • 23 Aug 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 540 Clay St., Montgomery, AL. 36104

    The final stop of Milton's #ArtistTour will be the her Artist Demonstration. During this event, Milton will illustrate and discuss his process in creating his latest exhibit pieces.

    This event will take place in our 540 Clay St. Art Gallery. Food & refreshments will be available next door at the Goat Haus Biergarten.

    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 13 Dec 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 540 Clay St., Montgomery, AL 36104

    Art. Write. Now. Tour is produced and presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. This free public exhibition showcases a selection of works from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards —inspiring & innovative work by teens from all across the country.

    Teenagers today are coming of age in a time of accelerated social and technological change—making the thoughtful self-exploration of their worlds and lives even more profound. How do they grow into adulthood while ideas about gender and identity are being reexamined? What do they think of the future as the climate changes and the global population grows in size and mobility? We honor these artistic explorations as a means for young people to dream and design a world we can all share.

    Explorations of beauty and identity, sharp social commentaries, and acute observations of nature and society populate this curated exhibition. As a collection of works, the Art. Write. Now. Tour 2019-20 presents valuable insights into the minds of teens today.


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