Dream Wall was a community generated public art project produced in response to a construction barrier that blocked the entrance to The Harwood Community. In designing a project for the construction barrier, the students' tactics for visualizing their aspirations took form physically by attaching their dreams to the realities that roadblock access to opportunity.
Michelle Blue, director of the community arts center Follow Your Dreams, explained the Dream Wall project to her city council representative overseeing the road construction, the fence was moved within a matter of hours. For the children, this served as a lesson in the power wielded simply in the act of articulating the ideal in the face of the real. Collaborators included Follow Your Dreams, David Sloan, Michelle Blue, Paula Phillips, The City of Baltimore, and the youth of the Harwood Community.