A Call for Kindness

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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
Throughout the weekend of Aug. 13, dozens of residents across the westside came out to assist artist Sarah Hout as she created a large sunflower mural on the west facing wall at 2338 West Broad St. Hout, a Columbus-based artist who was recently selected to be the designer of the 2022 Hilltop Art Collective’s public art installation, which is coincidentally located on the opposite wall – was undertaking this beautification project as a part of Verizon’s national campaign, A Call for Kindness. She said she chose to create a wall full of sunflowers because she feels they are the “epitome of happiness.” Local volunteers helped Hout color block the background: she finished the flower detailing a few days later.
Artist Sarah Hout displays the smaller picture of what her mural will become. The phrase “Kindness Looks Good On You” will be placed on the bottom of the public work of art.
With a steady hand, David Householder carefully paints near the lines of this soon-to-be sunflower mural. The westside resident joked that he was “trying not to mess up.”

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