SecondFirst Church with Jeremiah Development is partnering with community mural artist Tia Richardson and Rockford residents to paint a 1,000 sq ft mural on the outside wall of the church gymnasium.

“SecondFirst Church invites all of Rockford to participate in this community healing art. Let’s come together to imagine a future of hope, peace and equity, and have that reflected on the west facing wall. Built for the community, inside the gym hosts events that draw every type of Rockford person. Now let’s put that spirit on the wall outside to inspire generations to come!”  Rev. Rebecca White-Newgren, SecondFirst Church

We want to give people a chance to beautify their community in a fun, hands-on way. In creative workshops, Tia offers people the chance to express what challenges are important to them, ways of improving them, and imagine a better future. The design is made with these ideas. Then everyone can be part of history by ‘painting-by-numbers’! All can join the experience – no art skills needed!

In order to make this mural a reality we need the support of our community! We’ve started a kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $30,000 by October 5, 2019.


Here are some of Tia’s past murals…