Artists paint murals on Atlanta business vandalized during protests

Some communities are trying to turn moments of violence into something beautiful.

#queensmural pays tribute to Black women, Black Lives Matter and Black Trans Lives Matter

When the peaceful protests of day turned into violence and looting at night, many downtown Atlanta businesses were damaged.

Bio Bio the Beauty Place was one of those businesses.

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Owner Sonia Booker had to board up broken windows at her shop on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, but now those boards are works of art, thanks to artists Maisie Thompson and Sharanda Wilburn.

Thompson and Wilburn gathered a group of female artists and transformed Brooks’ business into a tribute to Black women — including Sandra Bland, Lucy McBath and Mamie Till — Black Lives Matter and Black Trans Lives Matter.

The art of Thompson (@dustandpaper), Wilburn (@iamsawart), Adeana Berry (@uhdeanuh), Siana Smith (@psa_rt), Dymond Phillips (@watercolor_princess), Frankie Nicole (@mrsfrankiebrown), SoSwayed (@_swayart) GW Harper (@gwharperdesigns), Elaina Means (@loudpaint) and Akila (@Akilasartjpg) will endure after the boards are taken down, however.

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According to Atlanta Intown, the boards will be displayed at The Vault Gallery in downtown Atlanta.

The artists posted their work on Instagram. Check it out:

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