Perspectives: Past, Present, Future

Perspectives: Past, Present, Future

A community art project in response to the present-day Racial Justice movement invites Mill Valley and Southern Marin to paint and share their experiences, personal stories, and visions for the future.

 On September 3, 2020 a community art project using freestanding doors was installed in The Depot Square. The doors will serve as a metaphor to view systematic racism through three Perspectives: Past, Present, and Future.   On September 5 and 6 the community was invited to witness and participate in a portrait  painting process on the front of the doors.

Ways to participate:

1.         The backside of each door will allow for curated posting of people’s experiences and personal stories. You can participate anytime.

2.          Come and experience the piece. There will be a submissions box on site for written and creative responses, or long personal story submissions. These submissions may be used in next public phases of this project. 

The Past Door is dedicated to a history of the truth of systemic racism in Mill Valley and Southern Marin told by personal stories.

 The Present Doors will be available for posting of first-hand experiences of systematic racism in Mill Valley and Southern Marin.

The Future Door asks what it will take to create Safety, Equity, and Integration in Mill Valley and Southern Marin.

This project was NOT funded by the city, though they did want to support it. In order to get a timely civic placement we needed to Gift it to the community. Timely was important to us, so any help from you would be greatly appreciated. Any funds raised above the goal will go to the development of next phases of this project. 

We do have fiscal sponsorship and can provide 501(c)3 tax deduction for donations over $1,000.


This is an all ages community art piece installed in a public space. All entries will be subject to curation based on language and relevance to the guidelines.  [email redacted]


Zoe Fry
Mill Valley, CA

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