Ever feel like taking a can of paint and covering a street with it? No? Well, here's your chance anyway. Cittaslow (again) has determined the winners of the design contest to paint McKinley Street and they want to include the community. THAT'S YOU!
Reply to this emailso we know how many to expect. We will send you one more email before the big date if you sign up. No experience needed. Fun for everyone! Mention what you'd like to do and when in your email. No commitment, but we'd like to get an idea of how many want to do what and when they might come.
Cittaslow Sebastopol's VBC project is to paint murals on McKinley Street connecting Main Street and The Barlow. Reply to this emailif you'd like to help make a stronger connection between the Barlow and Main Street by painting Spirit Bird and Spirit Canine along McKinley Street. Everyone can help - paint by numbers!
Overview of McKinley Street Murals
Spirit Canine designed by Dana Vallarino
To be painted near the beginning of The Barlow - just west of Warped Brewing
Spirit Bird designed by Dana Vallarino
To be painted near Laguna Parkway outside the Rialto Cinemas
Traveling between the two we will also paint salmon swimming upstream (designed by Karen Lockert) and wildlife paw prints walking along the bank (designed by Penny Bentley).
The whole 10 days will be filled with activity - it's like a studio tour (e.g., Art Trails), but instead of artist workshops, you can tour and help build community projects:
Paint a mural - Sept. 13 & 14
Plant a garden
Build a cobb bus stop
Here are some of the many ways you can join the fun:
Saturday, Sept. 13 - starting at about 11:00 to 5:00
Help close and clean the street.
Help draw out the chalk outlines using a big grid -artists especially needed for this!
Help mix paint colors.
Paint inside the lines once the lines are drawn.
Supervise kids doing fun painting projects.
Volunteer in our Cittaslow Sebastopol booth signing folks up and giving out food. (Please specify if you would like to do this so we can assign you a time slot.)
Cheer folks on from the sidelines!
Sunday, Sept. 14 - starting at about 10:00 to 5:00
More painting to finish up two coats on all the art!
Many of the things listed under Saturday.
There will be music and food to keep you inspired and fueled!
* Saturday hear live music by Whitebear.
* Sunday hear and see the Sonoma County Taiko Drummers perform.
What to bring:
A refillable water bottle!
Gloves, rags, paint brush if you wish (not required)
Clothes to paint in
Your creative excitement and sense of fun!
Check this out to see a time-lapse video of a street mural painting event in Portland, Oregon.
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and get a postcard of Spirit Bird, suitable for framing.
Sebastopol has been a "Slow City" since 2010
Priorities of a Slow City:
- Support locally made products and agriculture. - Celebrate local history and culture. - Welcome visitors and embrace neighbors. - Integrate technology for improved well-being. - Protect the health of the environment. - Develop community- friendly infrastructure.