The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Wall is located on the external wall of the Bowie City Gymnasium on Northview Dr. The artist, Desiree Kelly, used a hybrid of traditional painting and street art technique using spray paint and exterior artist acrylic paints to create a vibrant and inspiring work of art. The mural was commissioned by the City of Bowie Arts Committee and unveiled on July 22, 2022.
Desiree Kelly has over 10 years of experience in creating public artwork and murals. Some of her past collaborations have included partnerships with global brands such as Foot Locker, Pandora (jewelry), Canon, National Basketball Association, Pepsi and national non-profit organizations such as No Kid Hungry. Her inspiration as an artist is to engage with the community and she says, "I find that public artwork has the ability to connect with people everyday."