Past Projects

Make Your MARC’s community mural with Foodlink!

A little about Foodlink

“Foodlink is the Feeding America regional food bank, which rescues and redistributes more than 13 million pounds of food annually to a network of 450 member agencies in a 10-county service area: Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties”.

Foodlink and Make Your MARC feel similarly on the need to improve the lives of our community members, no matter how big or small that community may be. For Foodlink, their vision is “to build a hunger-free community and a sustainable regional food system in which every individual has access to nutritious food and is empowered with the tangible skills to lead a healthy and productive life”. Learn more Here.

Make Your Marc was given the opportunity to partner with community volunteers and SVR (Single Volunteers in Rochester) members, to transform the volunteer entrance space:


Highlights from the project

Gridding day – June 7th, 2012, Foodlink volunteers put down their usual tasks and teamed together to help us grid and draw the design onto the wall. They did such a fantastic job!

Community Painting Day 1 – June 14th, 2012, We had nearly 20 participants help us put color on those bare walls! The corner made for an interestingly crowded space. Challenge accepted!

Community Painting Day 2 – June 16th, 2012, More volunteers stopped by and we enjoyed a relaxing, music-filled day dedicated to edging and finishing up painting.

Celebration Mural Showcase on August 16th, 2012

In case you missed it, Heres the Invite.

Celebration Day – The Mural Showcase served to bring back participants in celebration, as well as introduce the Foodlink Headquarters space to new visitors too! Thank you, Foodlink for this opportunity!

Make Your MARC’s first mural at the Rochester Parkour Gym!

A little about the RocPK Gym

The Rochester Parkour gym is New York’s first dedicated, indoor parkour facility. Featuring 18 foot ceilings, 9 I-Beams, scaffolding and rails, wall boxes, vault boxes, a plethora of precision trainers, as well as regular gym equipment such as squat racks and benches.

The Gym stands as a place for members to come and share their love of all forms of movement and offers a unique and creative environment to learn and grow.
Find out more Here.


Highlights from the project

Gridding day – Members helped us grid and draw the design onto the wall.

Community Painting Day – March 3rd, 2012 we had a blow out of near 30 participants help us put paint on the walls, while simultaneously painting the rest of the space. Talk about a face lift! The team did a fantastic job.

Stenciling and Finishing Touches – The mural really came to life as members put the last touches onto the wall.

Celebration Mural Showcase on April 21st, 2012

In case you missed it, Heres the Invite.

Celebration Day – The Mural Debut was a great success with a huge turn out, lots of yummy food, and even a live DJ! Thank you, Rochester Parkour, for hosting our first ever mural project.

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