Mural project to brighten up downtown Somerton
Murals can be an expression of a community's culture and a way to bring art to the public. Murals can also brighten up an area, which is what the City of Somerton wants to do with a new artistic project.
In a partnership with the city, the Regional Center for Border Health is seeking local talent to be a part of the “biggest artistic initiative in Yuma County.”
As part of Somerton's revitalization plan, artists will be invited to paint murals on several walls in the downtown area. Interested artists are asked to attend the first informational meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the RCBJ Main Conference Room, 214 W. Main St., Somerton.
“We want mural artists to come to the meeting,” said Alex Bejarano, RCBJ community liaison and director of public relations. “We're looking for local artists who may be interested in helping us with some mural projects.”
Bejarano noted that project coordinators will be talking to local businesses to see if they're interested in participating and allowing artists to paint murals on their walls. They're hoping for at least “five big walls,” he said.
The murals will reflect Somerton's history and culture, such as agriculture.
“It's a big project so hopefully (the artists) will have time to work with us,” Bejarano added.
To RSVP, contact Bejarano at email@example.com or 627-9222.
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