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Before I Die Project

Before I Die Art Project Template

The global community art project, Before I Die, is coming to Riverfront Park.

Consisting of a large wall with the words “Before I dieā€¦” the project encourages the public to fill in their own hopes, dreams, and aspirations. The project is meant to help de-stigmatize discussion of death, cultivate emotional health, and create public spaces that reflect what matters most to us as individuals and as a community.

Artist Candy Chang created the original wall on an abandoned house in New Orleans after the death of someone she loved. Since then, over five thousand Before I Die walls have been created in 78 countries around the world. Each wall is created by local residents who want to make a space in their community to restore perspective and share with one another.

The wall will be placed along the back wall of the U.S. Pavilion, facing inward, and can be enjoyed by park goers during regular park hours (5 a.m. to midnight) now through October 31.

Documentation of wall messages will be shared on www.riverfrontspokane.org and Riverfront Spokane's social media channels.

To learn more about the Before I Die Project, visit www.beforeidieproject.com.

Before I Die Art Project

Photo by James A. Reeves

Community Statements

Before I die I want to own a dog.

Before I die I want to earn my black belt.

Before I die I want to find happiness.

Before I die I want to skydive.

Before I die I want to bring the world truth.

Before I die I want to see global warming reversed.

Before I die I want to see humans treated equally.

Before I die I want to be at peace with myself.

Before I die I want to experience more than ten cultures.

Before I die I want to be confident.

Before I die I want to own my own food truck.

Before I die I want to be enough.

Before I die I want to see a woman president.

Before I die I want to be a mission nurse.

Before I die I want to help more people know Christ.

Before I die I want to marry AJ.

Before I die I want to see my country united.

Before I die I want to teach someone the power of God's love.

Before I die I want to make my dreams my reality.

Before I die I want to be remembered.

Before I die I want to buy my mom a house.

Before I die I want to give my daughters away at their weddings.

Before I die I want to build a house.

Before I die I want to love really well.

Before I die I want to see my loved ones happy and content.

Before I die I want to write a book.

Before I die I want to have the ultimate adventure.

Before I die I want to get married.

Before I die I want to get another degree.

Before I die I want to pay off my debt.

Before I die I want to see my vote count.

Before I die I want to be a good father and husband.

Before I die I want to cure cancer.

Before I die I want to graduate.