Art for All: Photo Gallery

Megan Meredith, left, Gracie Nelson, center, and Annabeth Nelson, right, fill in color on the mural at SOKY Marketplace on Sept. 26, 2020. Grace and Annabeth came with their sister Ella Kate.

After several months of very few in-person events in Bowling Green, Andee Rudloff found a safe way to bring people together through art. After painting simple black lines onto a canvas, she set up a colorless mural at SOKY Marketplace on Sept. 26, 2020. The event was organized by Arts for All Kentucky, which works to include people of all abilities into doing art. Children with different disabilities and their families, as well as many others in the community, participated in filling the mural with color. “The mural shows an inclusion of all kids,” Leanne Brown, the mother of a child with down syndrome, said, “Any kind of kid with any kind of disability can be included with their artwork.” A lot of the families that participated have been isolated because their children are more at risk when getting sick, so the mural was a good way for them to be back out in the community.