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This project is an intersection of art × advocacy × public health × community outreach using paste-ups and other temporary art as community-focused street installations. The goals of these installations are inclusivity and engagement on each viewer’s own terms and only to the extent that that engagement feels safe. The hope with this project is that if we see ourselves in the reality of other Mainers, we can perhaps reduce the stigma that surrounds asking for help on issues like mental health, food security, physical safety and substance use that can be sources of private struggle. Resource panels included with street installations will contain relevant helplines and community support services. The content of these panels will remain highlighted here on project tabs after the paste-ups are removed or papered over.




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