Archive - Mural
2809 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN, 46201
The You Are Beautiful movement was started in 2002 as a way to make grand gestures in public places. Along with distributing over 3 million small stickers with the message “you are beautiful,” You Are Beautiful also strives to beautify communities with massive and inspiring installations. The organization believes that when the phrase “you are beautiful” is integrated into a city or community, it creates an immediate positive dialogue. Having collaborated with major cities and organizations around the globe on both temporary and permanent installations, and after planning long-term and fast-track projects, You Are Beautiful seeks to leave the world a little better than when they found it.
Located on the corner of E. 10th and N. Rural Streets, this You are Beautiful painted mural by the Department of Public Words reminded residents that even one of the most dangerous intersections in Indianapolis has the potential for renewal. (it was accidentally painted over in September 2019) The “Moon Block” has indeed done so, with the installation of a green roof in September 2007 by the Englewood CDC and a garden below installed by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. This You Are Beautiful installation looked out over one of the most difficult, yet potential-filled, spaces for resident quality of life improvement in the area and, true to the mural’s intention, one that has become a focus of many revitalization efforts.
Medium type: Paint
Date created: 2011