352walls/ The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative

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

 

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!

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