Client: The City of Detroit
Location: Detroit, MI, United States
Completion date: 2021
Artwork budget: $19,500
City of Detroit
Opioids Policy Analyst
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Commissioned mural for The City Walls Program (City of Detroit) at a community-based, recovery-oriented organization. City Walls partnered with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Vital Strategies, a global nonprofit organization, to commission a mural to give voice to the impact of drug overdose crisis for National Recovery Month. Approximately 55′ W X 15′ H. Spray paint and latex paint.
Our goal was to bring awareness to evidence-based practices, grow a strong recovery community, support the treatment workforce, celebrate the Detroiters who make recovery possible, and promote the message that recovery is possible for everyone. The overall theme of this mural is hope, resiliency, and recovery.
MDHHS and The City of Detroit provided some guidance and context for Muralmatics to design from. The Greater Detroit Area National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance provided input for the final mural design as well as hosting the mural on their building.