NEWS :: 2013
Before I Die Mural Project

In anticipation of Craft Alliance’s 50th Anniversary in 2014, we are proud to renew our commitment to programming that builds a bridge between Craft Alliance and the greater St. Louis community. In that vein, Craft Alliance is excited to bring artist Candy Chang’s Before I Die to life. The mission of the Before I Die project is simple: “Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in a public space. This project was started by Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved.” The project, like all of Ms. Chang's work, empowers individuals to express their hopes and dreams in a public forum. Her initial project in New Orleans has spawned over 300 Before I Die walls in 50 countries and 20 languages. Local artist Robert Fishbone, along with other members of the St. Louis Mural Project, will be installing the project on the east side of Craft Alliance’s Delmar Loop building. The project relies heavily on public participation and will continue to evolve over time. Craft Alliance hopes that this mural will become a destination within itself and the organization plans to document its changing messages. The public unveiling is scheduled to coincide with the Third Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival in the Delmar Loop, but will remain up for the foreseeable future.

Photo Credit: Shake Shack – Brooklyn, NY

For more about this project, and to find photos, please visit the Before I Die website.

The St. Louis Mural Project is a group of mural lovers and mural makers alike, inspired by cities worldwide covered in street art, who have joined together in pursuit of advocating for more public art in St. Louis. Group members are driven by St. Louis' potential for being a leader in the world of public art, given the city's mural history and current creative talents. To stay updated with their various upcoming projects, visit their Facebook page.

Before I Die News and Coverage
VIDEO: City Corner: Before I Die/St. Louis Mural Project, October 14, 2013

St. Louis Joins Cities Around The World In Public Art Project 'Before I Die', St. Louis Public Radio, August 30, 2013

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