What is The Gratitude Graffiti Project?
It is a forty day practice of purposeful appreciation of one’s life through interactive art. The project engages residents to 1. Contemplate a source of gratitude in their lives and then 2. Provide an outlet to be able to express that thought of thankfulness.
These outlets will act as ‘reminders’ or GRATITUDE STOPS, where a person walking by can mentally note something they are grateful for or to take it a step further and give a gift to our community by actually writing what they are grateful for that day on a “Gratitude Graffiti” wall, a library card, on the sidewalk with chalk, or on a storefront window.
Through The Gratitude Graffiti Project, participants are no longer ‘spectators’ of art, they are fully engaged in creating the art that expresses their gratitude. Through art, people can contemplate, create and rejuvenate and awaken a whole new perspective on how to look at how great life can be.
At the end of the forty days, on Thanksgiving, The Gratitude Graffiti Project is wiped clean and will hopefully become a Maplewood seasonal tradition as we prepare for Thanksgiving.