Art @ Work

ART @ WORK  2018: Druid Heights and Park Heights

The Art @ Work program was launched the summer of 2015 through a partnership between Jubilee Arts and The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Art @Work is a 5-week artist apprenticeship program employing Baltimore City youth enrolled in Youth Works program to create murals in their communities. By weaving together design thinking, workforce development, economic development, community organizing, and creative expression, Art @ Work has empowered hundreds of youth ages 14-21 to contribute to their neighborhoods through art.

In 2017, the Art @ Work program was located in both the Waverly and Reservoir Hill neighborhoods and created 85 youth jobs, employed 16 professional artists and artist assistants, and engaged over 40 local, state, and national partners, while generating eight new public artworks.

 In addition to working alongside professional artists to create murals in their community, youth from the two respective neighborhoods participated in professional development and skill-building workshops led by Baltimore CASH Campaign, Dew More Baltimore, HIBRED Workforce Solutions, No Boundaries Coalition and Mia Musa.






Lead Artist: Iandry Randriamandroso

Intern: Grayson Weidel

Youth Artist: Jalin Furnanders, Tyquan Gilchrist, Latajah Hall, Ryan Lewis, Aaron Lewis, Justin Mason, Mikah Kelly, Shaun Morris, Carlton Toulson III, Keyonda White, Deandre Williams

Location: Callowhill Aquatic Center, 2830 Oakley Ave

Title: Everyone is Welcome!

Description: The design of this mural was inspired by our community interview and the important words we selected from it: historical / inspiring people, children, colorful/fun, aquatic and diversity. Ms. Mimi Jones and Ms. Simone Manuel represent the historical/inspiring people associated with equality in a public pool or swimming. The smaller 4 children’s portraits reflect the diverse members of our community. While each portrait is in simple black and white color, the backgrounds are colorful to show the playfulness of the pool.














Lead Artist: S. Rasheem

Intern: Jerome Chester

Youth Artist: Anthony Bessick Jr., Demarcus Boyd, Keyontae Garland Pratt, Tommy Graham IV, Andrew Haye, Joanna Hollins, Aman Jones, Korey Lewis, Shawn Means, Aniya Paige, Michael Winn

Location: 4800 block of Pimlico

Title: Reaching New Heights

Description: an aspirational depiction of community that focuses on togetherness, education and youth.








Lead Artist: Ernest Shaw

Intern: Kenneth Clemons

Youth Artist: Michael Banks Jr, Freedom Brown, Rayelle Cato, Mya Davis Turner, Isaiah Green, Darius Griffin, Daniel Harris, Taylor Jones, Amhad Jones, Travis Sheppard, Tyree Thomas, Frazier Wallace

Location: 3000-3100 Woodland Ave

Title: Seeds

Description: A collection of images of iconic historical figures and park heights community members mounted onto the vacant houses within the Park Heights community.  The artworks purpose is to motivate and inspire the people to think about abundance, time and unity.










Lead Artist: LaToya Peoples

Intern: Desiree Thaniel

Youth Artist: Abigail Aranda Lopez, Moenira Baker, Sydne Frazier, Nyjae Johnson, Terrell Lowther, Jamal Mason Jr., Timothy Norris Jr, Damontae Taylor, Emmanuel Wood

Address: 5322 Cuthbert Ave

Title: Ode to Park Heights

Description: This mural features three youth, representing the future, looking over the Park Heights community. The homes and business are designed to spell out Park Heights in 3D letters. Down on the street will be the scene of a block party, where ideas of non-violence and community unity are expressed in the interactions and symbolism of the figures.







Lead Artist:  Megan Lewis

Intern: Jache Haynie

Youth Artist: James Bagley Jr., Zandria Brown, Kaliyah Davenport, Tyshay Gaskins, Nykerah Lee, Tyon Nichols, Jameria Owens, Terence Purvis Jr., Jerome Staten Jr.

Location: 1905 Division Street and 528 Robert Street

Title: Soul Queen

Description: “Soul Queen” is a mural that centers the Blk woman figure. She is a source of energy for her community and people around her. She brings in knowledge, culture and love.


















Lead Artist: Dalvin Wade Byron

Intern: Rel Felipa

Youth:  Desron Barber, Janiya Ceo, Ricki Curtis, Ro’Shay Gaskins, Tykeria Owens, Donaesia Parker, Justin Price, Akile Scott, Chyna Williams

Address: 1920 & 1926 McCulloh

Title: Study the Past, Define the Future


The past wall honors historical Baltimore figures who have worked towards establishing civil rights in the city and country. Lillie May Carroll Jackson was an activist and organizer of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP, Clarence Mitchell Jr. who was the chief lobbyist for the NAACP for 30 years and Thurgood Marshall who was the first black Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He also worked with the NAACP for 25 years. 

The future wall honors local residents Ericca and Eleanor, who represent and hold the power to change the future through their artistic drive and knowledge of the past. The figures are surrounded by abstracted butterfly wings, a nod to the nature play space garden that was between the two walls. 


ART @ WORK  2017: Reservoir Hill + The Waverlies 

About the 2017 Murals:


Lead Artist: Ernest Shaw

Artist Assistant: Dalvin Wade Byron

Youth Artist Apprentices:

James, Yvette, Kaliyah, Deasha, Khaynesa, Tykeria, Alexis, Deshawn, Ja’Nel, Tracey, Carlos

Mural Title: Harrison Sykes Brown Playground (formerly Cloverdale Playground)

Address: Cloverdale Park


For the past 60 years, Cloverdale Recreation Center has served as a staple of support in west Baltimore for ages 7-75. Ernest’s team wishes to create a mural that expresses the joy that the game of basketball can bring to a community.

_MG_6930Lead Artist: Gary Mullen

Artist Assistant: Liz Angellatta

Youth Artist Apprentices:

Sera, Anthony, Tyshay, Zoe, Heavenscent, Tyon, Justin, Jerome, Cameron, Daria

Mural Title: Whitelock

Address: Tune Up City, 701 Whitelock Street


The mural depicts the beautiful community of Reservoir Hill in the early days. The artist came up with the design using input from the community and the building owners. History, music, and the image of an old car were used to help communicate the different uses of the Tune Up City building.

_MG_6938Lead Artist: S. Rasheem

Artist Assistant: Melku Tafari & Emma Derr

Youth Artist Apprentices:

Audacious, Akia, Jade, Kaiylah, Shydi, Makayla, Djariatou, Kennedy, Antoine, Chyna, D’juane

Mural Title: Dark Matter

Address: 2524 Brookfield Ave


The mural depicts a combination of African American culture, sci-fi, fantasy, and mysticism that reimagines Black artists in the future. It celebrates artists as creators, keepers, and innovators of culture.

_MG_6915Lead Artist: Julie Horton

Artist Assistant: Jache Haynie

Youth Artist Apprentices:

Moenira, Janiya, Katia, Rel, Kailah, Ro’Shay, Isaiah, Kathleen, Deondre, Ja’Riya, Avery

Mural Title: Break Through

Address: German Park, 2411 Linden Ave


The Break Through mural is inspired by the sentiments of many Reservoir Hill neighbors. It depicts symbols of youth, potential, inspiration, hope, love, and growth. At certain points of the mural, the design shows a crack and breaks open – only to reveal more beauty beyond the layer. Like a tree that grows from a vacant building, the greenery that surrounds our mural is an ode to the ideas of good, life, and new growth. Nature, like love, always finds a way.

_MG_6898Lead Artist: Iandry Randriamandroso

Artist Assistant: Giulia Livi

Youth Artist Apprentices:

Gabrielle, Shannon, Brianna, Myiesha, Ja’kai, N’Kaiya, Maya, Takiya, Kharlee

Mural Title: Talking Hands

Address: The Book Thing, 3001 Vineyard Lane


This mural represents the many sentiments expressed from local residents during community interviews. The artists also wanted to promote The Book Thing of Baltimore, an organization that allows people to receive free books to further their knowledge and education. In the design, they used letters from the American Sign Language alphabet to spell out the words “BOOK THING” and utilized the palms of the hands as a vehicle to share key themes from their community conversations with mural viewers.

_MG_6871Lead Artist: Latoya Peoples

Artist Assistant: Jerome Chester

Youth Artist Apprentices:

Zaniya, Chielota, Desiree, Te’Shaun, Tamera, Hunter, Skyler, Keyona, Niasjia

Mural Title: The Dreamer

Address: Waverly Ace Hardware, 601 Homestead Street


The mural depicts a youth in deep contemplation about the Waverly neighborhood. His thoughts are represented by colorful shapes, where scenes of Waverly through time are superimposed. The mural shows some of the rich history of Old Victorian Waverly on the left, a transition through to the present, and a road leading to a bright future!

_MG_6879Lead Artist: Megan Lewis

Artist Assistant: Kenneth Clemons

Youth Artist Apprentices: 

Ayana, Aiden, Shakell, Joanna, Uriah, Keara, Kamera Deasia, Damira, Amari, Keira

Mural Title: Learn, Grow. Evolve.

Address: Rite Aid, 3198 Old York Road

Description: While gathering information from the community, residents talked about the past, present, and future of Waverly. Community members commented about witnessing change, but wanted to see more. The artists determined that in order to see change you must evolve. In order to evolve, you must learn and grow. A Black woman is depicted as the narrator that represents the comforter and healer. She is leading the way, as she carries the culture of her community and wears it proudly. Follow her lead and evolve.


Lead Artist: Mike Thomas

Artist Assistants: Najee Haynes-Follins & Jimmy Li

Youth Artist Apprentices:

Lyric, Kalissa, Jasmine, Alia, Joe, Keyanna, Aaron, Jennifer, Desney, Ashley, Nathaniel

Mural Title: Waverly Crab House

Address: Waverly Crab House, 3400 Greenmount Ave


Designed to support an important and thriving business in Waverly, the mural features colorful, eye-catching images of crabs, fish and shrimp, all sold at the Waverly Crab House’s business.

2016 Projects 

Shake & Bake Mural Site for Art @ Work, Team Megan Lewis, Baltim


IgnacioTeam-2 IgnacioTeam-9


Community Partners

Better Waverly Community Organization

BrioxyReservoir Hill Improvemen t Council

Waverly Improvement Association

Waverly Main Streets

Lead Sponsors

Ace Hardware

Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development

Baltimore City Dept. of Planning’s INSPIRE Program

Baltimore Development Corporation

Central Baltimore’s Partnerships’ HCPI Spruce Up Grants

France-Merrick Foundation

Johns Hopkins University

Laurlene Straughn Pratt Foundation

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Morton K & Jane Blaustein Foundation

The Abell Foundation

Supporting Sponsors

Baltimore City Department of General Services

Barty and Clia Carr

Giant Food

Healthy Neighborhoods


The Home Depot

St. John’s Episcopal Church

University of Baltimore

Programming Partners and Stakeholders

Baltimore CASH Campaign

Baltimore City Summer Food Service Program

Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks

Baltimore City Department of Public Works

Baltimore Community Toolbank

Dew More Baltimore

Family League of Baltimore

GLSEN Baltimore

HIBRED Workforce Solutions

Invisible Majority

Mayor’s Office of Employment Development

No Boundaries Coalition

Rite Aid

The Book Thing

Tune Up City

Waverly Crabs

Youth as Resources

Photography by  Samantha Selby & Nate Larson

Art @ Work 2017, photos by Nate Larson, mural photos by Sam Shelby