Art Revolution

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“Your own reasons to make art are reason enough. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”

~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Speak Your Story had the privilege of meeting our story-teller this week, Lisa Boyles, a few months ago during a local crowd-funding opportunity in Indianapolis. We were so moved by her project, that we asked Lisa to please share the story of the inspiration behind her art and project with us, and that is the beautiful story Coming Alive Through Art. We wanted to share the amazing work Lisa and her partners are doing to revitalize neighborhoods in Indianapolis in desperate need of love and attention.

Two mural projects on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis were completed in the past year with Lisa organizing the volunteers, fundraising and promotion, while her partner Andrew Severns provided the artistic vision and designed what the volunteers painted. The team could still benefit from financial contributions to maintain these murals and to further involve community members in public art projects.  You may get more information about the projects or make a donation through PayPal using the email

Finished mural

This mural, which was designed by Lisa’s partner, Andrew Severns, brings a sense of calm and beauty to an area that was in need of care.


In the spring of 2015, over seventy volunteers participated in the painting of a mural in the Rivoli Park Neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.

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