Hope Mural Project

Hope Mural: Washington DC from Big Car on Vimeo.

Throughout 2014, the Big Car crew managed and facilitated the creation and installation of 10 collaboratively painted murals in Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles, Cleveland, San Juan, Dallas, Indianapolis, Tampa, Chicago, and Philadelphia as part of the Hope Murals Project. The murals, designed as paint-by-numbers projects by creative director Andy Fry, were all based on original paintings by artists who participated in the Lilly Oncology on Canvas program. These artists are people affected by cancer (patients, family members, caregivers).

For Big Car, this was a fee-for-service partnership with Eli Lilly & Co. It involved more than 3,000 people in making art and a high level of public engagement as participants were mainly people who discovered this project at sites like the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, Grand Central Terminal in New York, or an outdoor courtyard at a hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Many participants in the painting process shared their thoughts and feelings about cancer and how it had an impact on their lives. Often, cancer survivors participated as a way to be part of the project and collaborate with the original artist who made the painting.

Want to know how we do our collaborative murals? Watch this.

How to Make a Collaborative Mural from Big Car on Vimeo.

  • Client: Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Date: January, 2014
  • Services: design, event and project planning, public engagement, marketing support