Residents hand paint Black Lives Matter signs

Sandy McDonald (l) and Betty Tisel make lawn signs in support of Black Lives Matter. Photo by Sarah Farley

A handful of women in Kingfield and CARAG are painting lawn signs with the words “Black Lives Matter.”

Kingfield resident Betty Tisel said there is “overwhelming” interest in the signs so far. She said the signs are meant to demonstrate awareness.

“It does show support, especially if you’re in a neighborhood that is more white,” she said.

BLM_2A limited number of signs are available this weekend at the ColorWheel Gallery at 319 W. 46th St., in exchange for a donation to Black Lives Matter.

An artist is painting donated lawn signs black at her studio. When the paint dries after 24 hours, volunteers are painting the letters.

BLM_3The women are asking neighbors to check their basements for old lawn signs, and they’re seeking a hardware store willing to sell paint at cost.

The publishing house Beyond Repair at the Midtown Global Market has also created Black Lives Matter signs by request.