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Louisville artist Jaylin Stewart is the star of a new documentary

The short film documents the creation of a community mural in West Louisville’s California neighborhood.

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Stewart is the inaugural recipient of the Artist Catalyst Program where she worked with the Mural Arts Philadelphia to create the “This is Home” mural.

Louisville artist Jaylin Stewart has partnered with Coach, been featured on national media outlets, won numerous awards for her artwork, and now she is the subject of a new documentary.

“This is Home: Artist Jaylin Stewart,” a 15-minute film directed by Nathaniel R.A. Spencer, premieres tonight at the Speed Cinema.

The documentary follows Stewart on her year-long journey to create a mural in the California neighborhood, where she was born and raised. For the project, Stewart hired local artists as apprentices + hosted community workshops to paint the vibrant blue and green painting of residents, which was unveiled in September 2022.

The free screening starts at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a 45-minute discussion.

The premiere is part of the Speed Art Museum’s new community initiative, First Thursdays, which provides free admission and programming for people who work past 5 p.m.

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