Lancaster is a welcoming city proud of our diversity, so Lancaster Public Art was pleased to work with Emerson Collective, Church World Service, League of Women Voters, Lancaster Stands Up, Latinx Lancaster and Invisible Americans to create Inside Out Dreamers, a temporary art installation at 101 North Queen Street.
The Inside Out Dreamers website explains, "The project takes part in Inside Out, a global participatory art project initiated by the award-winning artist JR to pay tribute to the power and dignity of individuals by displaying their portraits in public spaces around the world. People share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art. Beyond any political debate about dreamers, these portraits remind us that behind the policies are real human stories that are deeply rooted in the story of this country. Inside Out/ Dreamers aims to represent the diversity and unity of people that can call America home. It is a nationwide participatory art initiative aimed at creating a portrait of America that includes immigrants and the descendants of immigrants alike."
The mural is made of paper and water soluble paste. It is expected to stay on the building for a couple of weeks depending on precipitation. If we get a lot of wet weather it may come down sooner. So get downtown and check it out while you can!
Lancaster Public Art works to build connections between neighbors and artist to unify our communities and create a more engaged, equitable and colorful city. To learn more about what life is like for a Dreamer, take a minute to watch local Audrey Lopez tell her story. https://youtu.be/ZeoVpkPFByw