Our Latest Mural

In the Community: Our latest mural can be found on 28 Anacapa St. 

About a month ago, local artist Yanely Delgado partnered with a group of creative Youth Interactive students on a mural project dedicated to celebrating diversity and inclusivity. Incorporated in this mural is inspiration derived from the Zapatista and Black Panther Movements as well as the notion of global borders. The idea, by our youth, is that these movements are the universe in which an inclusive and accepting world can exist. As can be seen in the mural, the new world is full of life and color, bringing in folks from the "old world:" one that is exclusive. 

Yanely Delgado and Cemre Koc priming the mural canvas before diving into their creative journey

Yanely Delgado and Cemre Koc priming the mural canvas before diving into their creative journey

Our students worked tirelessly in the design and painting of this mural, receiving pointers from local mural artists as well as educators with expertise in political movements. The ideas presented in the mural are not a reflection of the beliefs of our organization, but we do believe in giving our youth the opportunity to express their perspectives of the world in a creative way. 

Collin McLeod, one of our UCSB interns, helped prime the canvas a little bit as well.

Collin McLeod, one of our UCSB interns, helped prime the canvas a little bit as well.

This mural is one of many murals in the Santa Barbara that Youth Interactive students have worked on over the last few years. We'd personally like to thank Kim Hughes for giving us the site for the mural. This generous spirit enabled our students to create their beautiful art in a time where art like this is so crucial. For those interested in visiting the mural site, it can be found on 28 Anacapa St. in the Brass Bear Brewing parking lot.