Neighborhood Murals for Inpatient Psychiatry
The Charlottesville Mural Project celebrates a new series of murals to adorn the walls of UVA Health’s Department of Inpatient Psychiatry. New national guidelines for patient safety recommend the removal of framed artwork from facilities where patients might be prone to use objects to harm themselves and others. Dedicated Inpatient Psychiatry staff George Andrews and William Russell approached The Charlottesville Mural Project with a determination to find a solution that was safe and inspiring for their patients. As many as 20 murals will be commissioned and painted by local artists. The new murals will each be completed by artists with close ties to one of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods and will highlight the character and vibrancy within. The Murals will provide patients a welcoming experience and help them feel more connected to their communities on their road to recovery.