United to End Homelessness Set to Unveil Mural in Costa Mesa

If you’ve been searching for a chance to pose in front of an artsy mural à la Nashville-area Taylor Swift fans when she announced the upcoming release of “Lover,” here’s your chance.

On Saturday, Aug. 31, join city leaders, advocates and community members for the unveiling of the first United to End Homelessness mural in Orange County. The mural was painted by renowned local artist Brian Peterson, also founder of Faces of Santa Ana, an organization dedicated to supporting the homeless through art and imagination.

The mural will adorn all four exterior sides of a building on the campus of First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa, a historic church with a well-known presence in Orange County since 1912. The church donated the public space for the painting. 

Peterson has created an immersive and interactive depiction of what each and every homeless individual deserves: a safe and comfortable place to call home. Viewers will have the opportunity to take photos “within” the mural.

The mural is the first in a series that United to End Homelessness plans to roll out across Orange County. It, and the murals to follow, will be proudly displayed to serve as a catalyst for change to inspire every citizen to be a part of the solution to end homelessness in Orange County.

In addition to Brian Peterson, notable attendees will include: Rev. Sarah Heath of the First Methodist Church of Costa Mesa; Sue Parks, president and CEO of Orange County United Way; and Larry Armstrong, chairperson of United to End Homelessness.

Celebrate the intersection of creativity and community at the mural unveiling on Aug. 31 at the First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa ( 420 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627). Refreshments will be served.

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