Helping Each Other Amplify Love

Faced with a national epidemic of gun violence, and the wake of our own tragedy, we turn to each other to find strength. Join the Lewiston community as we channel our collective grief into art and impact.

Add your voice to our evolving, grassroots, interactive Arts Memorial that speaks to the heart of humanity.

Through the power of art, music, and collaborative craft, we aim to uplift the human spirit and inspire a safer, kinder, and more hopeful future for us all.

Americans killed by guns every day
Children across the country killed by gun violence since Sandy Hook
Minors living in a home with at least one loaded, unlocked firearm

Learn the facts about gun violence across America here.

Lewiston Promise

A sacred space to give our heartbroken community somewhere to come, create, and commune in a productive, deeply connected way.

Here, you will leave feeling more hopeful than when you arrived.

Here, we transform pain into poetry.

Here, we channel anguish into action.

Yes. Amen. Let it be.

A Note to Contributors

Lewiston Promise is an organic, deeply collaborative, nonpartisan, exclusively positive community expression. We invite you to add your authentic voice and any handmade artistry in the orange theme. Create at home or onsite. We’ll have tons of crafting supplies on hand to engage and inspire.

Whatever you contribute, know that others will build upon your work. Organizers will be ‘gently curating.’ So, no ego. And alas, sometimes stuff we adore goes missing. It’s the way of things.

Bring what you want, take what you need. Godspeed.

We aim to create a safe, welcoming space for all. Notice of filming and photography.

When you enter an Arts4Impact (A4I) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by their affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit capabilities. You release A4I, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by A4I or the person or entity designated to do so by A4I.

However, if you would prefer not to be photographed, please speak to an organizer or any camera person onsite. 

Arts Elements

The evolving activation upcycles materials from Arts Memorials in Highland Park and Nashville, and features 30K strips of orange fabric representing all the children killed by gun violence since Sandy Hook.


On January 21, 2013, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, she was shot and killed on a Chicago playground. Her friends commemorated her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others.

We create in orange to honor the memory of Hadiya – and Tricia, Peyton, William, Thomas, Michael, Maxx, Bryan, Keith, Ronald, Joshua, Arthur, Stephan, Lucille, Robert, Joseph, Jason, William, and Aaron – and hundreds of thousands more.

We create in orange to support survivors and families.

We create in orange to inspire systemic change.

We create in orange because we are spitfire, rebirth, and above all, love.

Average gun deaths in Maine every year
Gun injuries in Maine every year
Gun violence costs Maine each year, of which $17.3 million is paid by taxpayers
With a rate of 11.2 deaths per 100K people, Maine has the 39th-highest rate of gun deaths in the US

Learn the facts about gun violence in Maine here. Download Pdf.

Find Us

Agora Grand

220 Bates Street, Lewiston, Maine

Visit our evolving Arts Memorial to find hope and healing, place and purpose – a way forward. 10 am – 9 pm. Free. All ages welcome. All light and love.

#LewistonPromise @Art4Impact_


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