PUBLIC ART

End Gun Violence Together

Title: End Gun Violence Together

Artist(s): Daniel Gulick and Anthony Carrera

Location: Columbia Traders Building (420 South Main Street)

Date Completed: December 10, 2018

Artist Statement: When Jeff and Carolina Neal of Neal Group Construction & Restoration began restoring the Columbia Traders building in downtown Joplin, they wanted the building to have a positive impact on the community. In 2018, the popular shoe manufacturer TOMS came to town with a campaign aimed at ending gun violence, and the couple happily volunteered their building’s nouth facing wall as a canvas for the company’s message. Artists Daniel Gulick and Anthony Carrera were commissioned by TOMS to paint murals like this one in five states, each one promoting better background checks for those purchasing firearms.