Local sidewalk chalk artist, Genisa Neal, has a special message for Omaha Gives day

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Local sidewalk chalk artist, Genisa Neal, has a special message for Omaha Gives day

Local sidewalk chalk artist, Genisa Neal, has a special message for Omaha Gives day

Genisa Neal, a longtime friend of Autism Society of Nebraska, has been using her artistic skill to bring joy and cheer to her friends throughout Omaha, as she leaves “Happy Birthday” messages and “Congratulations” chalk art.
But today, she has a message for one of her favorite Omaha-area nonprofit organizations.
Genisa Neal creating sidewalk chalk art in Papillion, Nebraska, May 18, 2020
Genisa Neal creating sidewalk chalk art in Papillion, Nebraska, May 18, 2020

In honor of the quintessentially Omahan holiday — “Omaha Gives!” — Genisa Neal, an artist who lives in La Vista, has generously donated her time and talent to create an amazing mural to express her support for the organization that she has been a part of for many years.

Her message, a plea for onlookers to donate to Autism Society of Nebraska on Omaha Gives day, is one borne of gratitude for her involvement with the group for several years.

People who walk down Lafayette Drive in Papillion will see this message:

“Autism Society of Nebraska www.OmahaGives.org May 20”

The image also includes a blue sky, white puffy clouds, and a tree with puzzle pieces.

The mural spans approximately 10 feet by 12 feet.

Genisa has been creating art her whole life, but has recently taken a keen interest in sidewalk chalk.

Genisa Neal Autism Society of Nebraska
Genisa’s “bitmoji” of herself screaming YESSS! sent to friends on May 18, the day she created the mural
Omaha Gives 2020
Original sidewalk chalk art by Genisa Neal.
ASN Omaha // Omaha Gives 2020 // Artwork by Genisa Neal
Close-up of tree with puzzle pieces & Genisa’s signature.

 Sometimes Genisa creates chalk art in her own driveway and neighborhood, but for a project of this scope, she enlisted the driveway of her friend, Julie, to fit the full message.

ASN Volunteers Kelsey Sheridan and Andrew Roberts have created a slideshow of Genisa’s previous work in multiple media. See it here…

 

Autism Society of Nebraska’s “Omaha Gives” page.  This year, ASN is one of 1,005 nonprofits to participate in the giving holiday hosted by the Omaha Community Foundation and sponsored by American National Bank.

 

Omaha Gives 2020
Click screenshot image above to visit ASN’s Omaha Gives Page and click ‘DONATE NOW’