Come One, Come All to the 2022 Crown City Mural Fest

Updated: Sep 6

Celebrate the creation of colorful, beautiful mural installations to be displayed in Downtown Cortland during the Downtown Revitalization Project.

Cortland Theatre Marquee Sign on exterior

Come one, come all to the 2022 Crown City Mural Fest on September 2, 2022, to view and celebrate the creation of colorful, beautiful mural installations to be displayed in Downtown Cortland during the Downtown Revitalization Project. The event will host live art-making, performances, an artisan market, and more. This is a wonderful opportunity to check out and enjoy the creativity of Cortland.


WHEN

Friday, September 2, 2022 from 1-8 p.m.


WHERE

Cortland Corset Building at 75 East Court Street in Cortland, NY

ADMISSION

The event is FREE with a suggested $5 donation to help support future art events.


WHAT TO EXPECT

Live painting by local and regional artists during Crown City Mural Fest will be used to create temporary art to beautify the construction project on Main Street in downtown Cortland. The public is also encouraged to participate with all necessary materials provided. Crown City Mural Fest is an opportunity to engage the community in education about public arts and encourage participation. We strive to collaborate between artists and the City of Cortland cultivating the community through community arts.


Engage in an Artisan Market and peruse the wares of local artisans while enjoying art demonstrations, listening to the delightful sounds of local musicians, and immersing yourself in the creation of artwork exploring the concept of Cultivating Community.

WHY

The City of Cortland was awarded the Downtown Revitalization Grant in 2017 with $200,000 dedicated to a public art component. Crown City Mural Fest is introducing that arts component to the community at large. Crown City Mural Fest is an opportunity for collaboration and public art education for the future Crown City Artworks Project.

Public art has many benefits from improving health and well-being to providing a sense of place, identity, and cultural cohesion to a community. Public art allows us to explore our history and cultural identity in a way that enriches the community through collaboration and discussion by creating an attachment and supporting a sense of pride and ownership while engaging the community in the planning and creation process.


INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?

If you are an artist and would like to have your artwork displayed in Downtown Cortland, register at this link. Interested vendors for the Artisan Market can register here.

Additional questions about the Mural Fest can be directed at Crystal Lyon, crystal.lyon@gmail.com. If you have inquiries about being a part of Artisan Market, touch base with Ashe Martin, forgedfromashe@gmail.com.


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