Students from various public high schools have come together in a nonprofit project to beautify their city. The plan is to plan, design, and put up 29 pieces of sculpture. So far, the group has successfully erected their first installation – entitled Piece 24 (“Let Me Walk in Beauty”, as inspired by a native American poem about respecting nature) – in Oak Cliff, just a few steps away from the famous Texas Theatre.
The goal of the project is to “uplift and awaken the creative spirit to make genuine social change.” And this is definitely starting to happen. A real estate investor has helped the group in finding the location for their first sculpture. Many other individuals, companies, and philanthropists have helped with the project financially. All of the work is done by the students, as encouraged by their schools and teachers. At the end of the whole initiative, there will be 29 neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas, that will be adorned with beautiful works of art. Each piece will be unique and carry with its own special story.