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Friday, September 3, 2021
The installation is called You Are Beautiful, and is part of a nation-wide series of installations by a Chicago-based art group that aims to spread a positive message with three simple words: you are beautiful. Murals & More applied and was selected to receive the installation for the state of Iowa as part of a project that is sending one installation to each of the fifty states.
You Are Beautiful started as a passion project in 2002 with 100 stickers, with a goal to help people feel better every day, transmitting a simple idea: everyone deserves to feel good with who they are. YAB HQ was opened in Chicago in 2018, offering a retail store front open to the public and studio space. Today You Are Beautiful has reached every corner of the globe, with over 7 million stickers shared. Matthew Hoffman of Chicago, Illinois, is the custodian of You Are Beautiful. More at you-are-beautiful.com.
Cedar Rapids secures ‘you are beautiful’ art installation as part of national project, The Gazette, September 14, 2021
The Story Behind This Sign in Downtown Cedar Rapids, KHAK, September 15, 2021