Blank Space Murals Restoration Fund
On Tuesday, January 16, three murals created by Blank Space Bham were defaced: on 4th Avenue South at 41st Street (MELT), on 1st Avenue North and 39th Street, and on 1st Avenue South at 56th Street. Blank Space is an artist cooperative that seeks to reclaim public space, strengthen communities, foster creativity, and advocate for the (re)development of inclusive urban environments through the transformative power of public art. The vandalism of these murals is a combined injury to the artists, the property owners, the individuals who contributed funds and materials to support their creation, and the community members who value these murals as assets.
Blank Space will restore the murals once funds are available, and donations can be made through Create Birmingham using this form. Special thanks to Mayor Randall Woodfin and District 5 Councilor Darrell O’Quinn for their support of this effort. While this is certainly a sad and frustrating turn of events, it is also an opportunity for the Birmingham community to demonstrate its appreciation for these signature pieces of public art in the Woodlawn/Avondale area. Create Birmingham is pleased to be able to assist this special initiative by serving as the fiscal sponsor.