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Embracing Community

The Uptown Arts Association in Minneapolis created Uptown Art Heals and gave local artists $100 each to create murals on the boarded up storefronts that were damaged during the protests following the death of George Floyd. Anton Horishnyk, a self-taught artist who lives with narcolepsy, created his mural at the Minneapolis store of Penzey’s Spices, a small national and mail order chain. Horishnyk used the company’s “Embrace Hope” slogan as his theme for the mural. The storefront mural can be viewed here. The scent of spices is a sensory experience like no other, and a great tool for refining sensory skills.