Veterans Freedom Mural, Getting Back to the World, is a multidisciplinary mural project which explores a veteran’s process of transition when returning back to civilian life. The design imagery was derived from group dialogue and individual conversations [throughout January, February, and March 2016] with veterans, the professionals who support their transition home, and community members from Wilmington.

November 11, 2016

Thank you to all the members of our community who served or are serving our country in the Armed Forces.

And a special thank you to all the veterans, artists, and community members who helped make the Veterans Freedom Mural project such a meaningful experience this year...

June 29, 2016

The Veterans Freedom Mural was officially dedicated on June 28.

Entitled Getting Back to the World, this multidisciplinary mural project explored a veteran’s process of transition when returning to civilian life. The design was derived from group dialogue and individual...

June 28, 2016

Almost 100 hours of meeting and making time.

50 gallons of paint, primer and sealer.

107 different colors required.

31 5'x5' cloth paint panels.

Special Paint Day for Vets and their families, ranging from World War II through the War in Afghanistan.

15 dedicated Public Art...

May 25, 2016

Check out this feature on the Veterans Freedom Mural here at the 1:20 mark on WHYY’s First.

Watch the coverage of the Veterans Freedom Mural here at the 1:20 mark on WHYY’s First.

May 20, 2016

Artists, veterans and community members dedicated their time over the past few weeks to complete the painting of the Veterans Freedom Mural.

Artists, veterans and community members dedicated their time over the past few weeks to complete the painting of the Veterans Fre...

October 30, 2015

Creative District Wilmington and Connections Community Support Programs, Inc., have partnered together to collaborate on Wilmington’s first-ever free Public Art training program for artists entitled, Public Art Prep Program (PAPP). PAPP is an opportunity for local arti...

October 30, 2015

As the first project for PAPP, The Veterans Freedom Mural will be on the exterior wall of Marcella’s House, a 15-unit Veterans residential facility owned by Connections Community Support Programs, Inc. located at 901-903 Washington Street (the intersection of 9th and W...

October 30, 2015

Eric Okdeh is a Philadelphia based muralist, who has been creating public art since 1998. After receiving his BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art, Eric chose to focus on public art exclusively.

Since 2002, in addition to his commissioned work, Eric hastaught mural...

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