This fall, downtown Gainesville will begin a colorful transformation and enter into a new phase of its cultural renaissance. 352walls/The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative will feature the work of 13 renowned international muralists and 13 of the region’s best artists, as well. The 352walls experience is scheduled to begin Friday, Oct. 30 and run through Wednesday, Nov. 25
This international project serves to strengthen our cultural stature. This is bigger than any one mural, the city is our canvas… – Iryna Kanishcheva, 352walls curator.
From Friday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 12, a group of regional artists that were selected from applications received through a call to artists, will create murals on the new Make.Work facility, housed in the iconic Discount Hi-Fi building adjacent to Depot Park. From Saturday, Nov. 14 through Wednesday, Nov. 25, a group of world-famous urban artists will create their murals throughout historic downtown Gainesville (print a map).
Line up 2015-2016
- 2501 from Italy (The :8 Seconds bldg.) – finished. Interview with the artist
- Pastel from Argentina (The Top). Interview with the artist.
- Franco Fasoli JAZ from Argentina (The Shadow Health). Interview with the artist
- Axel Void from Spain (The Bull)
- L.E.O. from Miami (The Loosey’s)
- Evoca1 from the Dominican Republic (The Downtown Parking Garage, S)
- Gaia from Baltimore, MD (The Downtown Parking Garage, N). Interview with the artist
- 2Alas duo from Cuba and Puerto Rico (The Hector Gallery)
- Elian from Argentina (The Haven Hospice/Rails to Trails)
- Interesni Kazki from Ukraine (The Market Street Pub) – January 2016
- Add Fuel from Portugal (Historic Downtown Area) – February 2016
- Regional artists: Blake Harrison, Tiara Henderson, Jefreid Lotti, Carrie Wacher-Martinez and Jesus Martinez, Turbado Marabou, Rachel Sommer (interview with the artist), Luis Justo Rodriguez (interview with the artist) and Point108 (interview with the artist), Evan Galbicka and Senta Achee, Clea Lauriault, Jenna Horner (Discount Hi Fi)
This type of mural project is a trend in the United States and internationally. However, events of this magnitude are typically found in larger metropolitan areas such as Seattle, Denver, Detroit or Miami. This is a first for Gainesville and North Central Florida!
Read more in Press Release.