Approximately 6,000 square feet of strikingly beautiful murals created by kids, mentoring artists
and volunteers now adorn Historic Dorsey Park in celebration of Negro League Baseball and the Historic Black community of Overtown Miami, FL
The Murals for Dorsey Park Project was a community arts, youth literacy promotion and community engagement initiative designed to engage young artists in the revitalization of Overtown, Miami's Dorsey Park with the help of mentoring artist to create murals collaboratively that commemorate Dorsey Park as the historic home of Negro League Baseball in S. Florida.
BY THE NUMBERS
Sixteen (16) mentoring artists, including nationally renowned artist Kadir Nelson contributed to
the design and development of the murals.
Fifteen (15) teenage artists interns from Overtown obtained summer jobs to continue the
development of the murals over two summers under the direction of local artist Alex Douyon.
Approximately 650 children, youth and families participated in the quarterly community paint
days held from the fall of 2013-2014.
Over twenty (20) organized groups used the project to perform their community service
including faith-based organizations, school clubs and corporate volunteers; some of which
included, The Links- Greater Miami Chapter, SHAPE Club- North Miami High School, Miami
Shores Presbyterian Church, Overtown Youth Center, Touching Miami With Love, YES Camp,
University of Miami Volleyball Team, Marlins Ayudan, Experian, Barry University and FIU
student clubs, and Unite4Good.