Local artist hopes to inspire peace for Ukraine with community involved art

MIAMI – Artist Kyle Holbrook wants to promote peace in Ukraine with his street art but wants to get his community involved as well.

“It’s a universal language a universal symbol of peace. That’s what my art is about, not just painting pretty pictures,” Holbrook said.

Now his goal is to gather as many people as he can to take part in the art piece for Ukraine.

He wants people to come and add to it, he began his own contribution on Wednesday but hopes people will jump onto the Airbnb app and either donate to the cause or join him in creating the message.

He’s offering this as a new Airbnb experience to create “Walkway of Peace,” a 1,000-foot-long mural dedicated to Ukraine. As a symbol of solidarity, he’s inviting people to add their footprints, handprints, and other images to the work.

Holbrook says this all began with Ukrainian artist, Nina Chepovska when she painted the first mural on this walkway.

(Kyle Holbrook)

“Nina did hers, I’m doing a peace symbol and it’s right here so everyone will see it, Airbnb they can go and contribute,” Holbrook said.

The location of this painting is on the corner of Northwest 36th Street and Northwest Fifth Avenue.

This is a highly visible location and Holbrook believes the mural will even be seen by some airplanes that fly by.

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