The Nicaragua Mural Project
The Nicaragua Mural Project was the premier Abel Arts Collective project, taking place in Gigante, Nicaragua. We collaborated with Project WOO and Surf For Life, two merging nonprofits that have been building schools and community centers across Central America since 2006. In collaboration with the Gigante Youth Group and Health Committee, the AAC designed and painted a two wall mural in the village's new Community Health Center.
Partner Artist: AAC cofounder Erik Abel
Location: Community Health Center, Gigante, Nicaragua
Partner Nonprofit: Project WOO
Funds Raised: $3990
Location Community Impact: The Community Health Center completed construction in January 2014. A community census led by Project WOO in 2011 identified access to health services as the villages' greatest need. Until now, the closest health clinic was 15 kilometers away. This clinic will provide preventive care, urgent care, and education services for 450 villagers.
Project Community Impact: The AAC engaged with the Gigante Youth Group to design and create the mural. This group of 12 youth ages 13-19 created a lasting representation of what Gigante means to them on a critical new space in the community.
A giant THANK YOU to our project donors:
Steve and Gina Abel
Sarah and Micah Bell
William D Cain
Lawrence J Cambra III
Kelly H Clyde
Brent and Melissa Doster
Barbara K Dutton
Susan and Dan Hahn
Mike and Katie McElhaney
Patty R Millspaugh
A Christy Watkins
And a special thanks to Rob and Colin at Jai Rhythm Yoga for the fundraiser event and allowing us to display all the project artwork.
And super duper legendary status goes to Tony Cruz and Brett Kirkpatrick for joining us in Nicaragua to film the project and put together a beautiful video.