This project represents an intersection of art, community and public health messaging using paste-ups as resource-focused street installations. The goal of these installations is engagement, but 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 collectively in the reality of issues impacting Mainers, we can reduce the stigma that surrounds asking for help, particularly on issues such as mental health and substance use that can be sources of private struggle. Resource panels included with each installation will contain relevant helplines, hotlines, and community support services. The content of these panels will remain highlighted here on project tabs after the paste-ups are removed or painted over.
Project seed funding: Coffee By Design – Rebel Blend Fund Grant (2019)