After Missouri's grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson for the police shooting of Michael Brown, protests in the divided city turned violent. Many local stores and businesses were attacked and looted.

The fortunate businesses, which weren't burnt out, had to board up their store fronts. In a mark of solidarity, local graffiti artists covered the boards with murals to replace the wrecked shop fronts, and show the businesses were still running as usual.

As well as helping the business owners, many of the murals also expressed the anger of the people of Ferguson, for the death of teenager Brown and the violence that followed, and called for the community to make peace and stand in solidarity.