Today, youth in foster care at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children unveiled their mural creations they created on campus.
This summer, during coronavirus restrictions, the children and youth at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, a community of hope and healing, immersed themselves in a Mural Challenge for an artistic outlet.
Each home at the Ranch in Boulder City was tasked with conceptualizing a mural from its theme to the graphics and words and then worked with an artist to sketch out the idea. Then the artist outlined each of seven 8’ x 10’ walls on campus for the children to paint.
After three months, and much heart and sweat, the murals were completed. The children even inspired other agency staff and youth from the homeless programs to get creative and join the challenge.
“We are grateful to Nova Geotechnical, SR Construction, Egg Sammie, Tool Service Inc., Galt Development, Remington Nevada and TALG who sponsored this project for our children,” said St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Chief Executive Officer Christina Vela. “We know the community will enjoy these heartfelt pieces of art, each with its own creativity and touching sentiments. It will now act as a virtual art walk for each child who arrives on campus and each supporter that visits.”