Peace Train – Justin Withrow
Justin Withrow’s 2019 “Peace Train” is bold, colorful, fun, and speaks loudly of what we so desperately need on the Hilltop: PEACE. Justin is a graffiti artist whose style inspired us to open our commission process beyond “traditional” mural art.
The mural is painted on a 110′ west-facing wall and features a peace sign comprised of the words “peace, love, live, create, health”; all important elements in our everyday life. Our 2019 limited edition festival t-shirts included this design, along with the additional word, “music”.
As with all of the murals we’ve commissioned, don’t forget to look for hidden details. It’s located at 2322 Sullivant Ave. (corner of Sullivant and Wheatland).
Justin is the owner of Lookout Supply, a Hilltop shop that does a little bit of everything – art supply, apparel, and creative goods store; community gathering place; and event space featuring outdoor (and now indoor) galleries. It’s located at 3440 W. Broad Street, and has quickly become a hub of creativity and collaboration for art and artists, and a bright spot on the Hilltop.
Justin also painted our art car, The Grape Escape.
A major thank you goes to Bible Way Church for allowing us to have a go at making their building P-O-P! Bible Way’s Pastor, Elders and Deacon all came out to help make the big decision.
A debt of gratitude also goes to Bates & Sons for doing an incredible job at a fair price in power washing the wall and clear coating it after the painting.