New Lyft mural teaches students about mixing art and business
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New Lyft mural teaches students about mixing art and business

Six Wayne State art students are learning how to work with clients in a new mural project, which also functions as a directed study course. The Wayne State University Office of Economic and Community Development partnered with Lyft to sponsor the mural, which will be featured at the ride share company’s new designated pickup and drop-off zone behind the WSU Press building. The space will also include a bench with Lyft’s signature pink color, as well as signs to make it easy for drivers and passengers to find. The mural will officially be unveiled during Midtown’s popular Noel Night festival . “In conversations, we started brainstorming ways to activate the alley and make it a more inviting and interesting walkway,” said Emily Thompson, Wayne State’s director of economic and community development. “It’s an amazing opportunity from a design perspective, but they’ve also gotten the experience of being a for-hire artist. “Each student pitched a concept, and they voted together to choose one to share with us. The mural committee worked with them to choose one and refine it.” Wayne State’s Office of Economic and Community Development partnered with Lyft to sponsor the mural, which will be featured at the […]

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