Congrats to Phillip Stressman, the winner of our mural contest!!
"For this design, I wanted to highlight a few of the local wild edibles that can be found around the Kalamazoo area. I would like this piece to spur the viewer into thinking about the Edison neighborhood not just as a community of humans, but as a living breathing multi-species ecosystem of which humans are but a part."
Phillip was born living in the Edison Neighborhood, and after a decade away living out of state, has recently returned to buy their first house in the neighborhood.
To view more of Phillip's artwork, check out their Instagram.
Edison Jazz Festival is coming in September! For more information, click the button below to go to the Official Edison Jazz Fest website. If you would like to donate to support the upcoming Jazz Festival, you can donate here. Please note in your donation that it is for the Edison Jazz Festival.
If we wish to rebuild our cities, we must first rebuild our neighborhoods. And to do that, we must understand that the quality of life is more important than the standard of living.