We’re looking for you 🙂
We are inviting anyone who is interested in creating a mural, or helping to paint one, to join us in the Plaza south side alley on May 9 and 23, from 8 AM to 1 PM.
Artists who have an idea for a mural, please bring a drawing and be prepared to explain the images. Create a design using the following words as a guide – cross-culture, place, people, Sonoran Desert, Ajo, mining town.
Need more info? Give us a shout.
It’s amazing how much has changed in the alley since I stopped by yesterday afternoon.
After I left yesterday, Eileen Costuck arrived and painted in the letters for the Desert Artist Guild mural. This morning Claire Bistline and Terry Gonzales began adding bright colors to the design.
Mike (DaWolf) Baker was working on small mural halfway down the alley, then stopped to help an artist mark off the wall for her piece. Several visitors wandered in off the street and were delighted to see the work taking shape — and to talk with the artists.
Running over the next 5 days or so, this is definitely a must-see event. Amble through the alley. Or bring a chair and watch for awhile. Everyone is welcome!
Terry Gonzales & Claire Bistline
Desert Artist Guild design
Mike (DaWolf) Baker
Michael B. Schwartz. Compare this to yesterday’s post
AlasKat. Compare this to yesterday’s post
Ajo’s first Community Arts Gathering starts this Friday evening with a potluck to welcome visiting artists and give them an opportunity to meet their Ajo counterparts. It’s gonna be great to see so many new faces.
One of the most visible and exciting parts of the Gathering will be the Street Art Happening. Mike (DaWolf) Baker kicked off the event earlier this month when he completed his latest mural right along Highway 85.
Since then he’s been over-seeing the preparations for both local and visiting artists who’ll be contributing their work to once-dingy walls that line the alley between the Plaza and the old warehouse.
I stopped by for a look this afternoon and found one artist from Alaska working on her mural. Several designs have already been added to the walls and more are on the way.
Artists will be painting here for the next week. They may be working at all hours, maybe even at night, so chances are good you’ll have a chance to see great art in the making!
Spy Drones Over Sonora. Mike (DaWolf) Baker
Ajo Street Art Project (ASAP)
Lots of donated paint
It’s about borders. Hop David.
AlasKat – an Alaskan artist comes to Ajo
Looks like a tagger wants to join the party
Music makers. Mike (DaWolf) Baker
Tools of the trade
Energy in art. Michael B. Schwartz
Detail. Michael B. Schwartz
Whoo-hoo! Ain’t this gorgeous!
Mike (DaWolf) Baker finished his mural a few days ago and what an eye-catcher it is. You can check out the beginning stages of this work in an earlier post.
This piece is just the first of many that will begin to appear on the surrounding walls of the alley behind the Plaza and the adjoining warehouse in the coming weeks — the Street Art Happening is part of the Community Arts Gathering March 14 to 18.
It’s going to be wonderful time — we hope you can join us!