Words are powerful seeds, that when planted into the heart of a community, can grow into a unified vision and inspire change. If you could choose one word to define your vision for the future of Iron Mountain, what would it be? The Downtown Development Authority of Iron Mountain is proud to announce the return of the Power of Words art mural. The mission of this project is to bring the power of words to life by using the transformative influence of art through a community-based, creative, humanitarian mural. The point of ‘The Power of Words’ is that the community comes together and start the conversation about what we envisioned for the future of ourselves here and then her design for the mural is inspired by that community conversation. Over the last few months our community has been casting their votes for one word that represents the future of Iron Mountain. This June, Mia Tavonatti and her team are planning to reveal this word through a painted mural on the side of the Daily News Building in the heart of our downtown. However, we need your donation to make this happen. Please head to Patronicity.com/project/power_of_words_art_mural_2 to donate. Any amount is helpful, and if we reach our goal of 10,000 dollars, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will match it. That means every dollar you donate is actually giving us two dollars. From five dollars to five hundred dollars, every donation puts us that much closer to our goal. Funds raised through Patronicity for this project will go toward things like painting materials, scaffolding, and wall-varnish. The first mural in Iron Mountain has received positive feedback in the community and it continues to be a point of pride for our downtown. The mural is not only beautiful, but it represents the power of collaboration, the power of art and the power of words. The DDA is a proud partner of this event and we’re overjoyed to have Mia returning to complete the second Power of Words Project. I thought it really encouraging how she had the young artists in this area working on this wall and I think they took a lot away from it, hopefully just as much as I did. Thank you so much and please donate today.