Madison Juvenile Correction Facility, Madison, IN - "Creating Futures - 1 " 30' x 8'

About Emanuel

The Emanuel Project is named after Emanuel Martinez who was incarcerated at the age of 13. Today, he is a nationally renowned artist, sculptor and muralist whose work is on permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. His life story inspired the start of the Emanuel Project which is now being implemented dozens of juvenile detention facilities throughout the nation.

Through a powerful mural process, Emanuel helps students cope with the negative stigma associated with incarcerated youth. He designs colorful, large scale murals with positive messages about education, goals and career choices and helps youth realize, through education, they can achieve their dreams and turn their lives around.

Emanuel Project Art Director

Emanuel Martinez