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These are the humans that make our work possible!

Walls Project is an ongoing collaboration. Without the support of creatives, volunteers, individual donors, grants, and sponsors, our programs wouldn’t be possible.


Thanks to businesses and donors like Chase, Giraphic Prints, Brew Agency, BRAC, Amazon, Capital Area United Way, Baton Rouge Business Report, Aetna, Petit-Pisto Family, Nguyen Family Foundation, Guaranty Media, and Healthy Blue, the Walls Project will be able to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and continue growing programs to push cities forward and bring food, technology and public art access to Baton Rouge and Dallas areas.


These amazing businesses decided to support us for our 10-year anniversary celebration at Chelsea’s Live. With their support, we wanted to look beyond the celebration and toward what they enjoyed most about the Walls and what they hope to see in the future. Thank you for your feedback!

 

Lynne Petit-Pisto

Lynne Pisto with husband Jeff, and son Jeffrey.

Why was it important for you to support the Walls Project?

10 years ago the walls were born and the mission to help this community to have safe, healthy, and prosperous lives has happened. But there is so much work left to do. It is vital to support the walls to continue this momentum.


Are there any Walls programs, in particular, you are especially interested in? Such as Baton Roots, Futures Fund or public art. Why?

Having been given the opportunity to become a computer programmer early in my career, I know how life-changing that can be. The Futures Fund has helped so many wonderful young adults get this gift. I am also very partial to Baton Roots. How can you not love feeding people good healthy food?

What do you hope to see for the Walls Project in the next 10 years?

In the next 10 years, I foresee the Walls Project making huge strides in communities, especially those particularly impacted by poverty. I see this becoming a nationwide organization, helping those in need.


Marlice D. Sanders, Chase

Why was it important for Chase to support the Walls Project?

We are excited about our partnership with Walls. We all are striving for the same mission of investing in our community. Working together affords us the opportunity to dig a little deeper by reaching more people wherever they are in their personal journey.

Are there any Walls programs, in particular, Chase is especially interested in? Such as Baton Roots, Futures Fund or public art. Why?

All of the programs at Walls benefit our community. We are interested in Baton Roots as it continues to serve our community with healthy living by including the consumers to be part of the process. Futures Fund programming reaches youth and young adults with tech and entrepreneurial interests. I have had the opportunity to speak with this group and they are preparing to take over the tech world.

What do you hope to see for the Walls Project in the next 10 years?

I hope to see the Walls Project around for many years to come. Walls has such a strategic mission and process that reaches multi-layers of need within our community. I hope to see the Project expand the bandwidth of the communities in which they are reaching.




Marie Powell, BREW

Why was it important for BREW to support the Walls Project?

The work you are doing in the community is tremendous! We believe your programs are making Baton Rouge a stronger community.


Are there any Walls programs, in particular, BREW is especially interested in? Such as Baton Roots, Futures Fund or public art. Why?

All three, really, which is why we wanted to be a sponsor:

Who doesn't love public art? We are fellow creators and artists, so we love the impact, especially on communities/neighborhoods that can benefit from revitalization. The Futures Fund directly affects our industry, and it's incredibly impactful to expose young people to a career that they might not experience otherwise. Personally, I'm a huge believer in the importance of fresh food and good nutrition. Being able to bring healthy foods and agricultural skills that ultimately connect our community is an equally impressive program.


What do you hope to see for the Walls Project in the next 10 years?

Continue your great work!



Adam Knapp, BRAC

Why was it important for BRAC to support the Walls Project? The Walls Project challenges Baton Rouge to be better, and I think its roots in public art have helped spread its connectivity to the work of many others.

Are there any Walls programs, in particular, BRAC is especially interested in? Such as Baton Roots, Futures Fund or public art. Why? Futures Fund and the public artwork are favs of ours for sure. Beyond that too, it has really been great during the pandemic that the Walls Project rose up as a community nonprofit coordinator to help make sure we were ripping down walls between organizations to help everyone see what everyone else is doing.

What do you hope to see for the Walls Project in the next 10 years? Public art gets into incredible outdoor sculptures downtown, in parks, or around the Lakes maybe? Futures Fund graduates are starting businesses and becoming entrepreneur mentors for the next generation of youth!



Josh Ford, Giraphic Prints

Why was it important for Giraphic Prints to support the Walls Project?


We believe it is vital to support and encourage local artists that want to make Baton Rouge more beautiful while also inspiring the creativity in our fellow citizens.

Are there any Walls programs, in particular, Giraphic Prints is especially interested in? Such as Baton Roots, Futures Fund or public art? Why?

Giraphic has been the most involved in the Public Art programs since we are in a creative industry, however, there is such a need in our community for programs like Baton Roots and Futures Fund that we intend to support those efforts as well in the future.

What do you hope to see for the Walls Project in the next 10 years?

A real focus on remediating blighted buildings and land with art and/or urban planting.


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