Made with LOVE &
with a PURPOSE
Every mural which is created under the Art Miles name fits into 1 or more of our 12 themes. These themes include Multicultural, Senior, Women's, Hero, Sports, Environmental, Muralist, Children's, Peace & Healing, Music, Indigenous, and Fairy Tale. For each theme the project aimed to paint a mile in canvas with each mural measuring 12 feet long. Since 1997, The Art Miles Mural Project completed all 12 themes with a final total of 5,280 murals. Now we are continuing to add to each theme which are now called "miles" to represent the great expanse of murals.
The Multicultural Mural Mile
The first in a series of mural paintings created by children to promote peace and understanding about the cultures of the world. In 1997, Fouad and Joanne Tawfilis created the project in Vienna, Austria. They were inspired by the Women of Srebrenica and 350 Children in an orphanage in Tuzla where the first mural was created on a bullet-riddled bedsheet. This life-changing experience motivated them to commit their time and resources to encourage the understanding of others as a pathway to peace. This mural mile displays works from participants of different35cultures around the world contributing to a unique story.