Kids for Peace Partners With The Carlsbad Art Wall

Uplifts And Inspires The Community With A KINDNESS UNITES Mural

January 3, 2021

2020 has been a year like no other. The pandemic, presidential election, racial justice uprising, economic hardships and social isolation have challenged our community, country and world like never before. With the year now coming to a close, Kids for Peace will welcome the New Year with kindness, unity and love.

In partnership with The Carlsbad Art Wall and under the leadership of artist Andrea Team, Kids for Peace will paint an uplifting mural titled, "Kindness Unites." This public masterpiece will illustrate the power of kindness to lift us up and unite us all.

The mural will feature a "Linked By Love" paperchain with messages of love and hope encircling the globe. The paperchain project was created to not only connect our world through kindness, but to also commemorate the ten year anniversary of The Great Kindness Challenge, the global kindness movement which started in Carlsbad in 2012. During the 2021 Great Kindness Challenge, over 15 million students in 115 countries will join together to create a kinder and more compassionate world for everyone. The "Kindness Unites" mural will not only bring joy to the Carlsbad community, it will spark kindness and love worldwide.

WHAT:        Kids for Peace to paint a KINDNESS UNITES mural

WHEN:       Sunday, January 3, 2021 all day

WHERE:     Carlsbad Art Wall at Senor Grubby's, 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, 92008

CONTACT: Jill McManigal, Co-founder & Executive Director of Kids for Peace at 760-846-0608

Kids for Peace, home to The Great Kindness Challenge, is a Carlsbad-based global nonprofit that provides a platform for youth to actively engage in socially-conscious leadership, community service, global friendships, and thoughtful acts of kindness. Over fifteen million youth in 121 countries actively create a culture of peace and kindness through their three programs: The Great Kindness Challenge, The Peace Pledge Program and Kind, Creative & Connected in the Age of COVID19.

The Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) is a rotating mural wall that brings new urban art to Carlsbad Village community every two months. The CAW was founded in 2015 by Carlsbad artist Bryan Snyder. To date, the CAW has brought 26 murals to our community. The goal of the CAW is to provide an educational opportunity for aspiring muralists, facilitate conversation between artists and the community, introduce new art and stimulate local economic growth.