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Their series of hope began with a mural on Park Street that reads “Hold on to Hope”. Another on Monroe Street reads “I Wish You Love and Happiness” which is inspired by the late country music singer John Prine.

They showed us one of their more recent projects on the southwest side of Madison up close. They designed a mural in the gymnasium of the Meriter Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital. The mural covers the wall, spanning 65 feet wide by 14 feet high. This is the one they are particularly proud of.

“We fight against the struggles of life, and sometimes I think we lose sight of the fact that it’s not me personally, it’s everyone, who has to get things done,” said Kehoe. “We all need encouragement, and we’re trying to do our part by being a positive force in the community to encourage that.”

Until now, their clients have included small businesses, municipalities, commercial real estate agents, restaurants, retailers and agencies.

“In our own isolation, we just wanted to get out,” added Ray Mawst. “We realized that we weren’t the only people feeling this isolation, so we wanted to go out and spread positive messages to try to assure people that things will get better eventually.”

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