Community Paintings

Art in the Community

Our Wall Tapestry project is a beautiful representation of the vibrant and diverse spirit of Edmonston. This collaborative effort includes contributions from all local elementary, middle, and high schools, guided by Operation Arts and CCCC Member Jamileth Mendez, along with our dedicated community parents and youth.

The tapestry symbolizes unity and showcases the creativity of our residents, reflecting the rich cultural tapestry of our town.

Additionally, our Affirmation Tree, also led by Operation Arts, was created during the 2022 Unity Rally. This inspiring artwork was crafted by community members and features affirmations and messages of hope. It stands as a testament to our commitment to unity and positivity.

We are proud to honor the late and great former first Japanese Mayor Kinjiro Matsudaira through the contributions of his relative, Bobby Matsudiera, whose involvement in these projects adds a personal and historical touch to our community’s artistic endeavors.

Wall Tapestries 

Our Wall Tapestry project is a beautiful representation of the vibrant and diverse spirit of Edmonston. This collaborative effort includes contributions from all local elementary, middle, and high schools, guided by Operation Arts and CCCC Member Jamileth Mendez, along with our dedicated community parents and youth.

Affirmation Tree

The Affirmation Tree project, spearheaded by Operation Arts, was created at our 2022 Unity Rally. This community-driven art initiative invited residents and community members to write positive affirmations about themselves on leaves, which were then added to the tree. The goal of this project is to inspire and encourage our residents to speak positivity into their lives and foster a supportive community environment.

Bobby Matsudaira Painting 

Titled “Family Tree”, this painting was completed in honor of former Major Kinjiro Matsudaira by his great-great grandson, Robert Matsudaira IV. The pine tree represents the name Matsudaira. Four generations of the Matsudaira’s lived in the homes in the painting. Each home exists today on Decatur Street and 51st Place. Many family memories and stories are contained within the walls of the homes.

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