BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Blank Space Bham, a group that aims to reclaim public space and foster community through the power of art, needs volunteers to help paint a mural in Woodlawn on Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The community project will take place at a site at 6 55th Place S, off First Ave N.

Rob Clifton of Blank Space said after Project Corporate leadership reached out to the organization about the mural project, he wanted to make sure they went about it the “right way” by giving Woodlawn residents a voice. 

“This whole project is about inclusion,” Clifton said. 

To engage the community, Blank Space attended Woodlawn association meetings to get the blessing of residents. They also gave out cards that asked residents what Woodlawn means to them. Clifton says those responses helped give Blank Space direction for the project.

The result will be a vibrant mural inspired by the ebbs and flows of rhythm, specifically creative concepts from poet Langston Hughes’ work, “The First Book of Jazz.”

For more information about volunteering, contact Clifton at 205-787-1373 or via email at

Be sure to watch the CBS 42 Weekend News at 6 p.m. on Saturday to get a glimpse at the project!