Herald News staff
The Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition and Viva Fall River invite the community to participate in free events celebrating Viva Murals. This effort will see the completion of three new murals in the city by the end of the month.
Through a partnership with mural and public art experts Beyond Walls, the murals will come to life, with the two locations being painted July 17 through 31, which include Doran Elementary School on Columbia Street and the former Herald News building (now Potter’s Printing) at 207 Pocasset St.
The events will connect the community to the murals as they become part of the Fall River landscape and provide opportunities for creative engagement with the mural artists and one another.
Festivities kicked off July 10 with a live community painting at the Fall River Farmers and Artisans Market with artist Devin Nived Mclaughlin and will continue with the following community engagement events:
Friday, July 22: View and Chew Food Truck Event at 200 Pocasset St, (Fall River chamber building), noon to 2 p.m.
View the murals being painted across the street and chew on some free food and dessert from delicious local food trucks (to be announced on social media.)
Sunday, July 24: Spray Paint Art at the Fall River Farmers and Artisans Market (25 Jeremiah Sullivan Drive), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A favorite at local events and fun for all ages. Join Little Lambs and leave with your own spray paint art creation.
Friday, July 29: View and Chew Food Truck Event at 200 Pocasset St (Fall River chamber building), noon to 2 p.m.
Check out the finishing touches on the murals. View the murals being painted across the street and chew on some free food and dessert from delicious local food trucks (to be announced on social media.)
Information on these events will also be posted on Viva Fall River’s Facebook page and FRACC’s Instagram page.
These murals are being funded through a crowdfunding campaign that ends on July 30. Community donations are being sought to reach the goal by the deadline to unlock a matching grant. More information about the campaign, the murals, and the artists can be found here: mightycause.com/story/Vivamurals.