“Whether one is there to take an art class, take part in a charity, party, or paint a wall – there's no question that the HOPE Outdoor Gallery is a community incubator.” –Shepard Fairey
Launched in December of 2006 with the support of contemporary artist Shepard Fairey, HOPE was founded as a way to raise awareness about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan. Initial projects leveraged contributors’ creative talent and national recognition to bring this crisis to the forefront of the media.
Since then, thousands of individuals and organizations have joined the movement. Inspired by this positive response, HOPE is growing and actively enrolling new talent and partners. Any contributions support future HOPE projects, allowing artists and musicians the ongoing opportunity to share their talent.