An interactive public art project created in response to the divisiveness and negative rhetoric in America.
Date: Nov. 1-12
Location: UWF Historic Trust’s Museum Plaza
Sunday’s Child’s UNITY project and Courage Wall is an interactive public art project built and on display in downtown Pensacola at downtown Pensacola’s Museum Plaza during the 2018 Foo Foo Festival celebration.
UNITY is a larger-than-life structure that celebrates our cultural uniqueness and strengthens our ties to each other. The project consists of 32 posts, each with identifiers such as, “I’m a parent; I’m a Veteran; I speak English as a second language; I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. Participants tie colorful ribbons to posts that reflect their identities, with the ribbons eventually intertwined to create a web of interconnectedness. In the end, we see that we are all connected by something, and it’s our diversity that builds a strong and vibrant community. In addition to UNITY, the installation will include the “Courage Wall,” a larger-than-life chalk board that repeatedly reads, “I wish I had the courage to…” and allows visitors to complete the sentence and share their own unique stories.
This public art gateway installation located in the heart of downtown Pensacola aims to highlight the unique characteristics of citizens and the story of our city through a welcoming public artwork installation by promoting diversity and the collecting and sharing of the stories of all Pensacolians.