West Rehoboth Mural Project honoring the community’s history

REHOBOTH, Del.- An artist development non-profit is planning to create a new mural honoring the history of the community.

Developing Artist Collaboration says since having facilities in West Rehoboth its been important to learn about the community.

They found that there’s a lot of rich history pertaining to individual families, including families of color establishing communities there in the 1940’s.

We’re told because gentrification is happening they want to make sure that culture isn’t lost.

So, with the help of community members they’re creating an educational, innovative mural experience.

“This community deserves to have their story told with honesty and integrity,” Leah Beach, Founder and Executive Director of DAC, said.

“I want us to be an example of how organizations or businesses or anybody if you have white privilege how you can come in and really lift up the voice of the community of color, not inserting yourself by just kind of being a bridge,” Beach said.

The non-profit is working with a community group called West Side New Beginnings, as well a renowned mural artist Terrance Vann.

The mural will include an interactive video narrative.

Beach says they are already planning for this project and will start painting in the Spring of 2022.

We’re told they’re raising $50,000 for the project, you can click here to donate.

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