The rEVOLution of Joy
Trés Taylor wants to start a revolution. This revolution is to spread joy and light throughout the village.
Let The Revolution of Joy begin!
What we do together is powerful.
What we do together is revolutionary.
The mission is to enhance a community with color and imagery that will have lasting effects for the town. Trés hopes the murals will generate economic development through tourism.
Alabama's Black Belt is rich with history, small businesses, artists, eateries, and natural beauty. The route of murals invites folks to come see the murals and to linger a bit longer supporting local economies.
The mission is to remind folks, or to show them for the first time, why this state is called Alabama the Beautiful.
Can’d Aid’s Revolution of Joy (ROJ) is a collaborative project with Trés Taylor. As part of Can’d Aid’s TUNES program, which works to provide access and cultivate a love of music, arts and culture in underserved communities.
ROJ is a series of uplifting murals throughout the Black Belt Region of Alabama. The murals, designed by Trés are painted by members of the community, work to build community, drive tourism and shine a spotlight on the rich cultural history of the area.
The mural route will eventually span the entire Black Belt and will feature murals by both Taylor and a local visual artist from each county.
The Revolution of Joy is a partnership between Trés, Can'd Aid, and the community. From donations of walls and supplies, to wall prep work, publicity, and helping paint the murals, this project will bring communities together with one common goal.
Can’d Aid’s belief in people powered do-goodery fuels the concept and relies on volunteers to make Taylor’s large-scale murals come to life.
Since it’s inception, the Revolution of Joy has enlisted the help of hundreds of community volunteers ranging in ages 10 months to 90 years and has brought together people of different races, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds in a common goal of beautifying and unifying communities across Alabama.
Join The Revolution
There are many ways to get involved...
1. Volunteer to paint with us. We'd love for you to join us. Simply sign up for our newsletter to find out when our next mural is or follow us on social media. All are welcome!
2. Support us by purchasing a poster or for the month of Feb., we are hosting a TARpestry SALE, Check out here.
3. Sponsor a mural! Contact Helene@trestaylor.com
and I'll make it simple for you. Each mural cost about $5000 for supplies, losing, transportation and skilled labor. Our time is 100% a gift.
Check out: Can'd Aid our amazing partners!
Rev. of Joy Special Offer
TARpestry sale... These 9" x 36" folks, Men, Women and Monk, are paintings on straight up tarpaper; they hang freely from hanger. They are normally $500 unframed and $600 framed. As a Revolution of Joy fundraiser, we'd like to offer these at $400 unframed with 50% of the proceeds going toward the murals for Spring 2024.
Stay tuned for a new selection.