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Making It Public: Art Accelerator Workshop (2 sessions)

January 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

$35.00 – $45.00

This is a two-session workshop (January 6 and 20) where we will discuss the fundamentals of murals and other mural-based production techniques here in Maine. We will also discuss:

  • How and where to locate funding
  • Grant writing
  • Alternative ways of making your project a reality
  • Technical concerns
  • Material use for outdoor work as well as considerations when creating in public spaces, inside or out
  • Budgeting and time management
  • Materials and installation safety

We will look at designing projects to achieve social impact, creating a public Art practice that is self sustaining, and how to create community for the purpose of realizing projects larger than one individual Artist could accomplish on their own. Each student will create a Public Arts proposal, real or imagined, that will allow them to grasp the basic steps involved in going from idea to fruition when looking at making public Art. So bring your wildest dreams and ideas for Public Art projects and take the first step towards making it happen!

If you are coming from out of the area, the Belfast Chamber of Commerce has a comprehensive list of local accommodations on their site here. Feel free to call our office for more information at (207) 338-2222.

About the instructor:  Peter Walls is a MidCoast Maine Artist-Collaborator whose travels throughout the U.S. on projects. He is known for his multi-panel shaped murals here in Maine, where he has successfully written grants and acquired funding for seven public murals since 2020, often in collaboration with other MidCoast Artists. He has been a practicing studio Artist for over 30 years and his paintings can be seen regularly in many Maine venues. Peter is also currently the Public Art Liaison for Waterfall Arts in Belfast, Maine.


January 6
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
$35.00 – $45.00
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Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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