Mural Making Events to Try

Smiling Faces Mural Installation (Natick)

All across the state new murals are created and unveiled during ArtWeek! Watch and learn from the artists, or meet fellow creatives by contributing to a collaborative mural.

At Joe’s on Newbury in Boston, kickoff ArtWeek by adding to a community mural on the Chef’s Viewing Lane Window, perhaps while enjoying their Art of Food Cocktail “Starry Night Sangria.”  A few days later take a short trip north on the commuter rail to view live mural painting by students at Lynn Tech.  You’ll also have the opportunity to see finished murals by the students, and learn more about their Vocational Training program.

South of Boston and on Cape Cod you’ll find a couple collaborative art projects with a unique spin: For Pieces of Plymouth, you’ll recreate a vintage photograph, which will then be combined with other people’s “pieces” and unveiled at the end of ArtWeek. At Mystery Puzzle Painting in Harwich, you’ll paint a piece of a puzzle that fully assembled will become a 36” by 48” mural.

In Central Massachusetts, you can learn more about mosaics by chatting with the artists installing a new Mosaic Mural in Natick.  Or for a great date night, visit Wormtown Brewery in Worcester for live mural painting paired with a “Drink and Draw.” This new program at the brewery will be happening every two months, but is launching during ArtWeek.

Last but not least, there are a couple great live mural events happening in the Western part of the state.  In Florence, you can check out Jeff Wrench painting a mural of abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth.  In Amherst, attend a live Mural Painting session with Ian Macpherson and Alula Shields a few days later at Bistro 63 to earn about the “famous cat.”  Finally, wrap up ArtWeek week with the whole family at the Berkshire Museum by helping create a large colored pencil mural.

Written by Hillary Okun. Read more blog posts here.

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