"I always go the extra mile because you don’t know when that opportunity comes to you. You never half-do something. You always go full force. It’s always better to be prepared."
Erica Chisolm is a fine artist and muralist who has a vision of bringing art, beauty, and inspiration to pedestrians in Black communities -- highlighting surrounding businesses, encouraging walkability, and adding value to the neighborhoods Erica describes as "culture-rich and art poor." With a mission to help others realize their opportunity to dream, the Urban Impact fellow and National Black Arts Festival award recipient is painting her way through Birmingham's historic Fourth Avenue Business District.…
"I want young artists to know that there is absolutely a place for them, and that it is entirely possible to have a rewarding art career here in Alabama."
“I think we influence and impact other artists to design and build similar programs that use the arts to teach and illuminate academic concepts, and I hope this trend continues as the importance of STEAM is realized.”