The Art Miles Mural Project consists of twelve one mile long acrylic painted murals on canvas involving twelve distinct themes—The Multicultural Diversity Mile, The Environmental Mile, Sports, Music, Women, Senior, Celebrity, Fairy Tale, Peace, Unity and Healing, Mentor, and The Indigenous Peoples Mile. Each of these murals is twelve foot (12’) long by five foot (5’) wide. There are 440 canvasses per mile and a total of 5,280 murals will be joined together in 2010.
The Art Miles Mural Project forms collaborations with numerous organizations, groups, conference support organizations, hospitals, foundations, and educational and cultural entities within different countries. One of these organizations is the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)(www.iearn.org) and Art Miles is one of their 85 collaborative art projects. Art Miles has recently established a contact with an Italian representative in that country who lives in Narnia, Italy, geographically located outside of Rome and of which the C.S.Lewis "Narnia" books and films were developed around.
At the beginning of 2002, over 500 murals had been completed by children from over 80 countries ranging from Bangladesh to the Seychelles, Europe, Latin American, Asia, and Australia. Children with no hands have completed them with their feet, blind children have painted to music, and Peruvian street children have painted them by candlelight. Teachers on vacation have carried canvas and paint in their backpacks instead of carrying clothing, through the Himalayas to children in Nepal and Mongolia. Schools, churches, YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Clubs and Kids at Risk programs, after school groups, homeless shelters, multicultural organizations and festivals, hospitals, private and commercial companies, and environmental groups, have been among the many organizations that have hosted the mural happenings. Many murals have shown their "healing power" and kids in camps sponsored by the American Cancer Society, and other organizations have seen the effect and dimensions of joy children have experienced from working on the Art Mile Mural Project.