Thursday, May 20, 2021

Chroma Zone 2021

It's time for more murals in the Creative Enterprise Zone of Saint Paul! Chroma Zone 2021 is starting this weekend with five artists painting a pole barn at Bang Brewing (called BangIt! Mural Meet) and an afternoon open street party on Saturday right next door on Endicott and Bradford streets. 

The BangIt! Mural Meet artists got started today on the pole barn at Bang Brewing. They'll be working every day through Sunday, when they'll wrap up with artist talks at 3:00 p.m.

On Saturday, there's also a bike tour of some of the existing murals (meet at 12:30 p.m. at Dogwood Coffee on Carleton just north of University Ave.) and a walking tour, sponsored by Forecast Public Art at 12:00 noon. Register for the walking tour here.

The 2021 Chroma Zone mural artists were just announced. They'll be working throughout the summer, and most of their walls have not been identified yet. 

One artist has already started: Cyfi is painting now on the south wall of The Wycliff, 2327 Wycliff Street, adjacent to Mariela Arjas's 2019 mural.

Cyfi started his multi-story mural on Wednesday... he'll be competing with the rain this week.

I'm very happy that Chroma Zone is back almost in full form this year, after last year's Summer Mural Project, which was great to have in the midst of the pandemic (and which gave us six more murals despite it all) but just wasn't the same. 

I'm looking forward to the Saturday outdoor activities and everything else that comes later in the summer! I'm sure I'll post more photos later.

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