Maybe Something Beautiful is the triumph of a community against the darker forces of social decay. Mira, the protagonist, decides one day to paste her drawing of a sun on one of the dark walls of an alley on her way back from school, just to bring brightness to the smiles of her neighbors. The force of that sun’s attraction transformed those streets and the lives of their neighbors, forever.
This is a true story of transformation, based on the work of two exceptional people committed to art and social justice. Rafael and Candice López turned the alleys of the East Village in San Diego into art canvases, and the darkness of their neighborhood into a world of possible hope and beauty.