Artist Mia Tavonatti expands her Power of Words Project into a regional initiative
called "UPlift" with funds from CUPPAD's Artplace Grant, adding a mural in Manistique!
The Svelata Foundation and Schoolcraft Tourism and Commerce, in partnership with the Lake Effect Community Arts Center, are delighted to announce that the first of hopefully numerous new murals will be painted on the south facing wall of the People’s Store building in downtown Manistique in July, 2018. The Power of Words Project is a humanitarian mural campaign designed to engage and inspire community members to participate in the creative process by coming together to select words that define the vision they hold for the future of their community. These words become the themes for monumental works of art designed by Mia, an internationally award winning artist and native of Iron Mountain, and created by her and her team of professional muralists, local artists and student scholarship recipients, in prominent locations within the community.