Vans Checkerboard Day is a global initiative established to champion the power of creative expression worldwide. Creative Drinking Agency was tasked with curating and producing a public art initiative with 11 artists across the US including Detroit, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Philadelphia, whose shared purpose was focused on creativity as a resource for coping with the stressors that impact mental health and well-being. Alongside the murals, Vans donated over $1M to organizations that support mental wellness because creativity is good for your head.


Artist Curation


Blue, purple, black and white checkered mural that reads Positive Mental Health
Penelope Gazin mural with the words A nice place to sit and think painted on the Kid Row rehearsal space building
Todd Francis mural
Kelly Breez mural
Jason Abraham Smith mural in Detroit, MI
Lauren Cat West floral mural
Jay Howell mural in Highland Park, Los Angeles CA
Blue brick wall with presented by Vans spray painted paint can

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