Beautifying Neglected Basketball Courts With Project Backboard

Founded in 2014 by Daniel Peterson, Project Backboard refurbishes neglected basketball courts by commissioning artists to make them works of art. Initially in Memphis, the project has now spread across neighborhoods in the United States and features beautiful work by the likes of Nina Chanel Abney, Nick Dahlen, Brandon Marshall and more. Peterson says that the initiative has several goals, “to help people understand that they don’t have to be just one type of person—an artist or an athlete—they can be both” and also to “strengthen communities and inspire multi-generational play.” Read more at Artsy.