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PPGhas completed a Colorful Communities® project that helped beautify the Stanica Žilina-Záriečie cultural centre in in Žilina, Slovakia. The project involved more than 40 PPG employees and volunteers from the organisation, who painted the interior walls and wooden doors, created two outdoor murals and helped with gardening and construction of a new children’s playground.
PPG provided US$39,000 (€36,000) to support the project, including more than 31 gallons (120 litres) of PRIMALEX™, BALAKRYL™ and SIGMA™ paints by PPG, including Primalex Ceramic, which provides excellent rubbing resistance and washability. The colour palette was handpicked together with PPG experts to incorporate the colours of the Žilina municipality.
One of the murals was designed by children, depicting a colourful and imaginative world that aims to to encourage them to explore their creativity and imagination. The other, created by local artist Daniel Mrázik, features a variety of endangered ocean species to serve as a reminder of the importance of preserving the environment. The mural incorporates PPG’s 2024 Color of the Year, Limitless (PPG1091-3), a contemporary honey-beige shade.
“In 2002, this place was an unpleasant dilapidated building that you were afraid to walk past,” said Marek Adamov, Director of the Stanica Zárečie. “Gradually, thanks to volunteers, we have built a pleasant space with a summer cinema where travellers like to spend time, children come for clubs and artists rehearse their programmes. It’s just a nice place, bringing all generations together. We’re a place that enriches people, and that’s why we’re so pleased that PPG’s Colorful Communities project will help us visually in that effort.”
“Thanks to the energy and passion of PPG employee volunteers, we have completed 500 projects in nearly 50 countries since the programme’s launch in 2015, impacting more than 8.2 million people in 50 countries,” said Andrej Benko, PPG Sales Director, Slovakia, Architectural Coatings. “Each project brings people together, creating connections while giving back to the communities and spaces that are often called second homes.”