MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) — A trio of artists are brightening the Madison-area by turning blank wall spaces into a work of art.

“We just biked around town,” said Brian Kehoe. “A friend actually mentioned Park Street and how there were a lot of beige, non-descript walls that it might be a good spot to add some color.”

It started in April with a mural on Monona Drive, with the words “this too shall pass.”

“It just makes me look forward to what we can all do together after all this has calmed down a little more,” says Wheeyeon, who lives in the area. “Some hope is needed, especially since a lot of people are struggling now.”

That mural led to one being done on Park Street, as a way to give people something to hold on to.

“We decided to stay with this particular theme, both aesthetically, and with positive messages out on the street,” says Kehoe. “Because everybody’s in it, so we figured this is kind of, our public service.”

For Kehoe, Emily Balsley [BFA ’01], and Ray Mawst, paying gigs are in short supply now, but this project isn’t about feeding their bank accounts, it’s about feeding their souls.