January 23-28, 2023
We are excited to be returning to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Following our 2019 project on St. Croix, this will be the second Sea Walls activation to take place in the Territory.
In February 2023, we will create 10+ ocean advocacy murals and host various public events to increase interest and engagement in marine stewardship.
Beyond the curation of purposeful, ocean-themed environmental public art, Sea Walls St. Thomas will feature weeklong public programming designed to help facilitate an ongoing
relationship between the St. Thomas community, the murals, and their environment. Activities
such as youth outreach, beach cleanups, mural walking tours, and a film screening will
make it a well-rounded experience for all ages.
will come together to paint for a purpose, including local St. Thomas artists
will be painted across the island over the span of 10 days
to help create positive action for our oceans through ARTivism
The project is being curated with the expert advice of team members Howard Forbes and Jarvon Stout from the University of the Virgin Islands to ensure relevancy to the local community and context.
Issues addressed by the murals will include the proliferation of sargassum, plastic pollution, ocean acidification, warming seas, local biodiversity loss, environmental justice, and more.
Leatherback Brewing Company will act as the project’s headquarters, where residents and visitors can pick up mural walking maps, obtain more information on the event, and take part in public programming.
Across the globe, our Sea Walls projects have a grassroots spirit and are made possible by local communities and businesses coming together to support a common cause.
You too can be a part of this movement by supporting this groundbreaking project through a donation, becoming an official sponsor, or providing a mural site to be painted.
For more information, please contact Sea Walls St. Thomas Project Director Marisa Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org.