Eureka’s ‘First Annual Street Art Festival’ Starts August 11th
This is a press release from the Eureka Street Art Festival:
Eureka, CA – The first annual Eureka Street Art Festival will be spreading color throughout the city from August 11 – 18, 2018. For the week of the festival, local and international artists will be painting murals and creating street art throughout Old Town Eureka, focusing primarily on Opera Alley, which runs between 2nd and 3rd streets. On Saturday, August 18th, there will be an Opera Alley Street Party to celebrate the completion of the murals. Throughout the week, join us for talks, special events, and the opportunity to watch the creation of world class art. Daily Art Walks will take place at 5:30pm, leaving from the Black Faun Gallery. This festival is family-friendly and free to the public.
This first annual festival will feature the creation of about thirteen new murals in Old Town by a diverse group of local and internationally recognized artists. Visiting artists include: Cix (Mexico City), Elle (New York), Xavi Panneton (Oregon) and Dave Van Patten (Long Beach). Local artists include: Anna Sofia Amezcua, Matt Beard, Johnathan Desoto, Brian Tripp, Phyllis Barba, Julie McNeil, Blake Regan, Stock Schlueter, Brandon Ilic, Rachel Schlueter, Elizabeth Berrien, Erin Urbanic, Courtney Karnes, and Matthew Marshall.
We are currently seeking approval for the designs from the Arts and Culture Commission. Not all of the designs are finalized, and not all of the approved designs will be painted.
Join us on the final day of the festival, Saturday, August 18th from 12:00 – 6:00pm for the Opera Alley Street Party, which will stretch along the alley from C street to H street. Come appreciate the completed artwork, talk with artists, enjoy live music, and have a drink. In addition to the muralists painting throughout Old Town, there will also be dozens of local artists live painting during the Festival. There will be THREE beer gardens (cash only), featuring beverages from Humboldt Cider Company, Mad River Brewing, Eel River Brewing Co., Booth Brewing, Six Rivers Brewery, Lost Coast Brewery, and It’s Alive Kombucha. The Kids’ Zone on E Street will feature crafting activities with SCRAP Humboldt, face painting, and a chalk area. Enjoy performances by Bandemonium, the Synapsis Aerial Collective, Barnett and the Boys, the James Zeller Trio, 707 Band, the Cold Light of Day, and various DJs. And don’t worry: there will be many food vendors located throughout the festival!
This festival is being organized by a group of local business owners and art enthusiasts. Want to get involved? Volunteers are still needed to help during the Street Party on August 18th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This event is sponsored by the Black Faun Gallery, Humboldt Cider Company, and the City of Eureka.
The Eureka Street Art Festival’s mission is to create intentional, accessible art that enlivens public spaces, stimulates community revitalization, and attracts visitors to Eureka. Our long term aim is to recreate this event annually and continuously introduce new public art in Eureka. Excess funds raised by the Festival will go towards the maintenance of existing public art throughout the city.
Visit www.visiteureka.com/street-art-festival to learn more.