What once started as a grassroots collaboration between 10 entrepreneurs in Baton Rouge has blossomed and matured into a structured and strategic organization. We're still grassroots, though!
When launched in 2012, The Walls Project sought to challenge the blank walls of Downtown Baton Rouge. A Kickstarter that year raised $37,140 towards beautifying the city.
Many murals later, The Walls Project began to notice public art draws a crowd, and many wanted to pitch in towards helping.
Our murals program soon saw additional programs and initiatives being added to the roster. MLK Fest in 2014, Futures Fund in 2015, Baton Roots in 2019, and OneRouge in 2020.
Our event at Chelsea's Live will be a celebratory party of making it 10 YEARS! We will host an art auction, live music and performances, interactive installations, and hosted conversations around collaboration and community-building.
Read about the sponsors here!
June 24th 2023-2025 Strategic Plan Unveiling
Our Season of X began with our 3-year Strategic Plan unveiling on June 24 at the River Center Branch Library. This proud moment for the organization was toasted by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, and many other significant speakers, such as Trey Godfrey, Jared Hymowitz, Rick Reed, Whitney Sayal, Pat McCallister LeDuff, Kelsie Tillage, and Sherreta R. Harrison.
Thank you for all who attended and supported the event (shout out to Laura Siu Events, Soji: Modern Asian, and Raising Canes!). We were blown away by all the love and support shown to us.