A West Michigan teen is getting attention for his design of a t-shirt to be sold at Meijer stores. Elijah Brown created the art for use on a shirt honoring Black History Month.The t-shirt will be sold at Meijer stores throughout the Midwest. The design features an image of a bird and a cage. The accompanying message reads, “This isn’t just a month, it’s every day for us."

Brown works on his craft at West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology. Meijer teamed up with WMCAT for a shirt to celebrate Black History Month. Speaking of Brown, Trudy Ngo-Brown, WMCAT’s director of arts and programs told WOOD TV,

"He’s familiar with the process. He also expressed interest in leveling up and getting more experiences."


4,000 t-shirts were made and they will are available at Meijer stores in the Midwest throughout the month or until supplies last. The t-shirt is sold at 220 Meijer locations in six states. The t-shirts are not found in an online search at Meijer.com and must be purchased in store.


West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology is a nationally-recognized program engaging high school students from Grand Rapids Public Schools in creative, tuition-free after school experiences from September through May.

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