The Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Appalachian Program are inviting people to take part in The Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest in Cumberland, Kentucky August 2nd-5th, 2018.
The Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest is a gathering of artists, teachers, students, and creative placemakers interested in learning how to:
- Create enduring outdoor, large scale murals;
- Work with property owners and local governments to make public art happen;
- Engage schools, youth, and other community members in the design and creation of public murals; and
Integrate the creation of murals into larger plans for community development and creative placemaking.
The Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest is a place for:
- Visual artists who have never made an outdoor mural to learn the technical skills involved from veteran mural artists;
- People with all levels of experience in mural making to be with one another to trade ideas and experiences and plan future work; and
- Current and future mural makers to engage with experts in other aspects of public art making beyond the art itself—areas like fundraising, working with local government, and community organizations—and connect with national creative placemaking organizations and practitioners.
Participants in The Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest will find themselves in a gathering of people involved and invested in expanding the role of art and artists in community development and local economies.