Pictured above: Art Two student painted murals located at the corner of Genesee and Washington in Saginaw.

On the corner of Genesee and Washington, in the heart of downtown Saginaw, you’ll see a vacant building. You’ll also see some artwork.

In the fall of 2019, sophomores, juniors, and seniors within Valley’s Art Two class collaborated on a community minded art project in small groups. They used bright, bold colors with pleasing shapes to create one of a kind movable murals that could withstand the weather and be displayed outside year round.

Art Two teacher Karla Stahlecker partnered with the Saginaw County Land Bank Authority for this project.

“The goal was for students to see that they can use their God-given talents and abilities now,” Stahlecker stated, “while helping to build up and take care of our community. In areas that are neglected or overlooked, we tried to create work that would brighten and protect homes and businesses in our communities that otherwise might have fallen victim to vandalism.”

VL students created a total of nine murals – check them out in person the next time you drive through the area!