Arts nonprofit Baltimore Love Project continues to make Baltimore a more loving city as they successfully completed their seventh love-themed mural on June 5. Located at 2313 East North Ave., the mural is their largest to date at more than 30 feet high.
They completed the mural during the self-proclaimed “Day of Love,” where volunteers handed out 1,000 flowers to Baltimoreans around the city. Ranging from Fells Point, to Federal Hill, to the Inner Harbor, the flowers came as a welcome surprise to those out enjoying the city. The crowds downtown were spotted pink, white and red with carnations, linking strangers, and the city, with a simple act of love. ?
“We were overwhelmed by people’s response to a free flower. People told us that it made their day. That is what this project is really about- creating small acts of love that have a large impact,” said Baltimore Love Project Director Scott Burkholder in a press statement. “We even handed out flowers to a bridal party right before a wedding, which was a really special moment.”
Artist Michael Owen said, “It was great to see people react to the project. People came over all day and asked what was going on. The mural is in a very underserved neighborhood and I think they were all ready for a little love.”
The seventh mural is a landmark toward the Baltimore Love Project’s goal of completing 20 murals in total throughout the city. Baltimore Love Project plans to paint their next mural on a wall of the Planned Parenthood building, located at 330 N Howard St., and expects to complete the mural by the end of June.
For more information about the Baltimore Love Project visit baltimoreloveproject.org.