Overview

1229 S. Shelby Street had been a motorcycle repair shop and most recently a small engine repair shop. Over the past 100+ years, it had seen 3-4 additions and after about 10 years of vacancy and neglect. We purchased it to establish The Park, a coworking space in the Shelby Park neighborhood. As a prominent building along a one-way corridor, we began to explore how best to communicate our efforts with even our physical space by partnering with local designer, Bryan Patrick Todd.

building something bigger

Bryan Patrick Todd designed for us a mural then worked with a sign painting company to transfer from paper to the exterior wall.

How We Helped

What began as a project to simply rebuild our office and turn it into a coworking community, developed into a neighborhood effort. We petitioned several leaders and the neighborhood association to help define the phrase. We asked, “If you could describe Shelby Park in a phrase, what would it be?”

building something bigger

We received some amazing feedback, and yet the one that emerged to capture our attention most and reflect our collective desire for community transformation, was

Building Something Bigger than Ourselves, Together.

We then commissioned Todd to design for us a mural. Todd then worked with a sign painting company to transfer from paper to the exterior wall, an exceptional community art piece in less than 2 days.

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