Enough Pie, a non-profit in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula that uses creativity to connect and empower our community, will be leading a city effort to paint vibrant botanical murals beneath the I-26 underpass entry to Charleston, SC. As the project, slated for Spring 2020, has paused due to quarantine, the community has come together to re-envision the project into a community coloring book featuring SC native plants and their pollinators. This is a partnership between local artists, Enough Pie, and the City of Charleston’s Department of Recreation; special thank you to Underpass Artist Rosemary Dillon, who leads arts programs for the City of Charleston’s Recreation Department and suggested the idea.
Enough Pie and artists have created IN BLOOM: Awakening Vivian Moultrie Park Coloring Book featuring some of the mural concepts for Vivian Moultrie Park for kids to color while they are out of school. Each artist that participated in the coloring book project received a stipend.
Along with an online PDF version, which anyone is free to print and color, 1,000 copies of the full coloring book were printed thanks to support from The Post & Courier Foundation and others in late May and will be distributed to the youth in the Upper Peninsula, with a focus on Bridgeview Village, in early June. Thank you to Charleston Promise Neighborhood for providing 500 boxes of crayons for the youth of Bridgeview Village.