Trust Transfer Project presents Chalk For Change: Bringing Inspiring Art to Court Square and Community-Centered Spaces
Trust Transfer Project (TTP), has announced the second iteration of Chalk for Change on Saturday, July 16, 202, from 12-5 PM, centered in Downtown Springfield’s Court Square. The Trust Transfer Project stage will be programmed with an afternoon of family-friendly dance, spoken word, drumming, live visual art creation, and more, to bring messages of hope and healing to the City. Mayor Domenic Sarno and Health & Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris will provide remarks at 2:00 PM on the TTP stage.
Simultaneous to the event in Court Square, artists will create 14 chalk murals themed around positive change in our communities, a central tenet of the Trust Transfer Project. Media and the public are invited to engage with artists by visiting mural locations throughout Springfield. A full event schedule and list of neighborhood locations and artists, curated by Common Wealth Murals, is available here.
Alongside the creative programming offered throughout Court Square and neighborhood parks, a retrospective gallery of Trust Transfer Project works throughout the COVID-19 pandemic will be presented. The BHN mobile vaccination clinic will be onsite at Court Square to offer COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters alongside the Springfield Vax Force.
Chalk for Change is a collaboration between the Trust Transfer ProjectSpringfield Cultural PartnershipCommunity Music School of Springfield, the City of Springfield, the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, and the Behavioral Health Network. Common Wealth Murals, known for Fresh Paint Springfield, is the presenting organizer for aerosol art and artists. Chalk for Change 2022 is made possible, in part, through grants from the CDC Foundation, the City of Springfield and MA State Senator Adam Gomez. Trust Transfer Project is a collaborative effort between the Springfield Cultural Partnership and Community Music School of Springfield. The Trust Transfer Project centers the creative voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) from Springfield with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of our community.
More information on Trust Transfer Project here.
Come back for news coverage links after the event.