To celebrate diversity and to create a unique live experience for its’ vibrant community and shoppers, Brookfield Properties partnered with Muros to activate a multi-weekend live painting arts program called Art At The Quarter with local artists at their Ballston Quarter property. All of the artists’ paintings were made available for sale through an online auction with all proceeds from the auction will benefit a local charitable organization in support of their programs and services that strengthen the heart of our community.
Week 2 featured artist Yetunde Sapp.
Born and raised in Washington D.C, Yetunde said that ever since she was three, she’s known that art is her passion. One day Yetunde was having a conversation with a friend who was being pressured by her mother to chemically straighten her hair. This was drastically different from Yetunde’s experience. She sees her own upbringing as unique because unlike many of her peers, Yetunde’s mother taught her and her sisters to love their natural hair from a young age. When asked about her inspiration, Yetunde says she gets a lot of her ideas from her own experiences growing up. “When I was younger, I used to only draw pictures of girls with straight hair or fair skin, now I take pride in drawing and embracing black women with bold and beautiful features.