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BAMFest (Bay Area Mural Festival)
October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
With support from the California Arts Council, La Peña Cultural Center has partnered with Richmond Art Center to produce the 2nd Annual Bay Area Mural Festival this fall to bring together 10 master muralists and 2 East Bay youth groups through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in the painting of 10 environmentally themed murals in Richmond, CA.
BAMFest 2017 will use the mural arts to engage East Bay youth, local Bay Area artists and the Richmond community through beautification and placemaking activities. The festival will produce 8 professional murals and 2 youth designed murals to call attention to issues of environmental degradation, pollution and climate change. The project will engage 10 local California mural artists, 8 working on their own projects and 2 as teaching artists. The teaching artists will work with local youth in Richmond in hands-on arts training activities leading to the preparation and execution of the mural festival.
Artists will paint for one week and end the festival with a closing celebration at Richmond Arts Center with speakers, community painting, and performances by local musicians and dancers, which will be open to the public.
We’ll have more info about this wonderful partnership soon.