Springfield, Massachusetts, has come up with a brilliant idea: The Fresh Paint Springfield Mural Festival, coming June 1-8. During that period, ten building walls across downtown Springfield will be used as canvases for new, giant murals, to be painted by anyone who wants to join in.
Work will be directed by artists, and much of it will be done by ordinary people at Fresh Paint Parties, where people work alongside the artists on giant paint-by-number canvases which then get installed on the wall. No prior experience is necessary. All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. Paint for as little or as long as you like. No need to RSVP, just come ready to have fun with paint!
June 2-8. Ten Building Walls. Across downtown Springfield, 10 building walls will be transformed in to awe inspiring works of art. Walk, bike, run, drive… it doesn’t matter how you do it, but don’t miss the chance to see the art being created and encourage the artists putting it all out for Springfield. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
June 2-8. The Mural Park, Bridge and Main streets. More than a dozen talented local artists will be painting small murals in Tower Square Park which will be installed across Springfield over the summer. 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Map
Fresh Paint Parties at the Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
There are three opportunities to join a Paint Party at the Springfield Museums. The first two are free of charge, the third is combined with the popular Culture & Cocktails Springfield Museum. No prior experience necessary. Open to all ages and abilities. Map.
Party dates at Springfield Museums:
Sunday, May 26 — The largest mural in Fresh Paint 2019 is being created by GoodSpace Murals with help from you! At the Fresh Paint Party, you will work alongside the artists on giant paint-by-number canvases which then get installed on the wall. 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 — 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, June 6 –– Culture & Cocktails Party ($20 admission). 5–8 p.m.
Other Fresh Paint Parties
May 31 – White Lion Paint Party in Tower Square Park. Music, food, beer, mural tours, and a paint party. 5-11 p.m.
June 5 — What’s on Tap: Fresh Paint Party at 1350 Main Street. Local craft beer, live music, mural tours, and a paint party. 4:30-9:30 p.m.
June 8 — The Fresh Paint Block Party in Tower Square Park. Celebrate the installation of over 20,000 square feet of breath-taking mural art across downtown Springfield! Live painting, tours of the finished murals, opportunities to meet the artists, food trucks and your last chance to join in a paint party! Free and open to all ages. Hosted with White Lion Brewing. DJ. 1 – 6 p.m.
June 2-August 2. Fresh Paint Artists Gallery at the Soul Gallery. View the studio work of the Fresh Paint artists. Art for the Soul Gallery Tuesdays – Fridays.