Get ready for a colorful and fun July in Fall River!
The Fall River Arts & Culture Coalition (FRACC) and Viva Fall River invite the community to participate in 4 free events celebrating Viva Murals. This effort will see the completion of 3 new murals in the city by the end of the month. Through a partnership with mural and public art experts Beyond Walls, the murals will come to life, with both locations being painted July 17-31, which include Doran Elementary School on Columbia Street and the former Herald News building ( now Potter’s Printing) at 207 Pocasset Street.
The 4 free events will connect the community to the murals as they become part of the Fall River landscape and provide opportunities for creative engagement with the mural artists and each other.
The details are as follows for free community engagement events; information will also be posted on the Viva Fall River Facebook page and on the FRACC Instagram page.
-Sunday, July 10 – Community Painting Live at Fall River Farmers & Artisans Market (25 Jeremiah Sullivan Drive, Downtown), 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Participate in the creation of a community painting with artist Devin Nived Mclaughlin
Friday, July 22 — View & Chew Food Truck event at 200 Pocasset St (Fall River Chamber Building), 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. See the murals in progress! Admire the painted murals across the street and chew on free food and desserts at delicious local food trucks (to be announced on social media.)
-Sunday, July 24 – Spray paint at the Fall River Farmers & Artisans Market (25 Jeremiah Sullivan Drive, Downtown), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – A favorite at local events and fun for all ages. Join Little Lambs and walk away with your own artistic spray paint creation!
– Friday, July 29 — View & Chew Food Truck event at 200 Pocasset St (Fall River Chamber Building), from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Discover the finishes of the murals! Admire the painted murals across the street and chew on free food and desserts at delicious local food trucks (to be announced on social media.)
These world-class murals are funded through a crowdfunding campaign that ends July 30. Community donations are sought to reach the goal before the matching grant deadline. More information about the campaign, the murals and the artists can be found here: mightycause.com/story/Vivamurals.