ADC’s community arts program began in 2010 with the pursuit of the Triangle Park Mural project located in the Block district of downtown Asheville. Our submission the Asheville’s Art Board received unanimous approval, leading us to recruit local artist Molly Must as our VISTA volunteer.
During her VISTA tenure, Molly worked to incorporate art into our existing community development projects. The Triangle Park Mural Project became the focus of these efforts, and has been a popular and engaging idea that many East-End and Southside residents have come out to support, serving as a powerful bridge between many different cultural networks.
Led by Molly Must, six local artists and many community volunteers installed over 270 linear feet of mural paintings and mosaic. Taking in account all funding and in-kind donations, this mural represents over $60,000 of community investment in The Block.