Tuff Gong Worldwide, U.R.G.E. partner with Paint Jamaica to help beautify Kingston

Posted: September 9th, 2014

Ziggy Marley‘s record label/management company and non-profit foundation, Tuff Gong Worldwide and U.R.G.E., respectively, have partnered up with the local non-profit organization Paint Jamaica to bring beauty and art to the streets of downtown Kingston.

The project started in June at 41 Fleet Street in the Parade Gardens neighborhood of Kingston. Money was raised to acquire paint and art supplies (brushes, etc.), and a team of local artists led by project organizer Marianna Farag brought two politically-opposed neighborhoods together to turn what was originally an abandoned, roofless warehouse into a community center of which the town could be proud. Mural designs were submitted, volunteers were brought in, and local children in the area were encouraged to come be a part of the experience.

All in all, the project brought to fruition over a dozen murals, a Tuff Gong Worldwide-sponsored football pitch, and an amazing amount of goodwill around the neighborhood and amongst the people. It received write-ups in the Jamaica Gleaner, Graphic ART News and iReggaeNation, a feature spotlight on Television Jamaica, and now they’ve been asked to duplicate the project in a different part of the city.

To assist Paint Jamaica in its journey of creating social change through creative expression, head to bit.ly/PaintJamaica2 and help them get the supplies they need make Jamaica as its beautiful as its people and culture.