Miami #COURTSIDECOLLECTION Winner Nico Uses Murals To Connect With Her City’s Youth

It's one thing to be an artist that only offers expressions of the mind for individual enjoyment. It's another for art to stand for something bigger, serving as an artifact of hometown love and pride beyond just one person. Such is the case for Dew NBA 3X #COURTSIDECOLLECTION Miami winner and Jacksonville artist/muralist Nicole Holderbaum, a.k.a. Nico.

Formerly based out of West Palm Beach, Nico has made a name for herself throughout the streets of Jacksonville with murals of vibrant florals, soft lines, and empowering women as subjects. Though she also collabs with other artists, her most notable collaboration is with the city's youth, who she mentors through her SPARK Grant-funded project Jax Kid's Mural Festival. The project not only allows underprivileged children to experience mural painting and art events, but also provides art supplies to local school students.

Aside from her work through the initiative, Nico also teaches mural painting workshops and serves as a brand ambassador artist for fellow Jacksonville native brand STRATA. Her ultimate goal, as an artist and resident, is to continue inspiring her community of artists, no matter the age, and to use her art to give the city life.

The next stop on Dew's #CourtsideCollection tour is Dallas, where a local artist will be curating a gallery of artwork paying homage to the city submitted via Instagram.

One winner will be selected, and will have their very own feature on Green Label.

To have your work considered, enter using the hashtags #CourtsideCollection and #Promotion. 18+, Ends 10/23/16, Rules: {http://www.mountaindew.com//dew-nba-3x-courtside-collection-promotion}

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