(August 3, 2020 4:40 PM) The Bright Walls Mural Team today announced the latest “bright spot”, one of a series of events designed to fill the void caused by the postponement of this year’s festival to 2021.
Bright Walls organizers will be bringing in three artists from around the United States the week of September 6-13. They will be painting murals on buildings in town that allow for appropriate social distancing and Bright Walls will be inviting the community to “swing by during or after their stay to enjoy the art!”
Sponsors for this Bright Walls special are Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Consumers Energy and the Jackson Anchor Initiative.
The names of participating artists will be announced, one per week, beginning Thursday, August 6. In the announcement today, the home cities of the artists were identified as Brooklyn NY, Denver CO and Portland OR.
Bright Walls is still planning to host the Bright Walls Grand Finale in 2021 — complete with a full roster of artists from around the world and special community events.
Currently, Bright Walls is partnering with the Jackson District Library in a community mural project. Those interested can participate by creating art on a 6×6 wooden tile, available free at all locations of the Jackson District Library. Completed tiles must be turned into a library branch by August 7 and will be assembled into one large community mural. More details here.