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The Village Journal: Inside the walls of 352
February 12, 2016

….The project planning started in earnest in February of 2015. Part of what made 352walls a smooth process was Kanishcheva’s preparedness. She came in with a proposed budget and a list of benefits beyond cool art. Urban art helps stimulate cultural development in cities around the world, it stimulates local economies and even brings art […]

Six years ago, Iryna Kanishcheva knew nothing about street art. She studied business and pharmaceutical sciences, unaware of the murals she would soon come to love after traveling Europe. After moving from Ukraine to the U.S. three years ago, she wanted to share her newfound passion with the residents of her new hometown: Gainesville. Kanishcheva […]

The project, also known as The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative, bringing artists from all over the world to Gainesville at the end of October for the first phase of artwork. The project began with Iryna Kanishcheva, the project curator, who proposed the idea after photographing and studying murals around the world. I think the 352walls […]

Kanishcheva, also the official photographer for the project, developed the idea based on her experience living in Europe and throughout the United States. Initially, she said she thought that Gainesville was too small of a city and the idea wouldn’t take hold. But after seeing similar projects in Hollywood, Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida, Kanishcheva told […]

Gainesville Sun about 352walls
October 31, 2015

Gainesville Sun: Cheer: 352walls/The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative, for bringing more color and culture to downtown Gainesville. Starting Friday and continuing through Nov. 25, and then resuming in January, 13 local artists and another 13 international artists will be painting murals throughout downtown. The international artists will be painting murals on the sides of downtown […]

352walls/ The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative
October 30, 2015

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 […]