The first info session (held Monday, May 14 at Hacienda Park) was a big success, with about 30 people showing up to meet neighbors, share ideas, learn about the mural design/paint process, and ask questions. There were kids and elders present, original home owners and people who just moved into the neighborhood -- as well as a wide variety of perspectives on what art and community look like. I'm excited to see these conversations and connections build over the coming months -- and to have about 8 new volunteers who signed up to help with the project (yay!).
I'm aware we haven't yet completed outreach to every home in the neighborhood, and for that opinions on art vary widely. For that reason there are two more info sessions scheduled, so that people receiving flyers for the first time today will be able to get up to speed on the project. Special thanks to all the volunteers handing out flyers this week!
The info session presentation (with bright and beautiful slides), covers the basic "Who, What, Why, Where, When, and How" of the project -- tells the story of how community art is made -- and explains how to get involved. If you missed the first info session -- there's two more opportunities.
UPCOMING INFO SESSIONS
* Sunday, May 20, 1:30 to 3:30 pm -- Dos Pinos Community Room, 2550 Sycamore Lane -- Info Session #2
* Thursday, May 24, 7 to 8:30 pm -- Atria Covell Gardens -- Info Session #3
If you're just itching to get your ideas in the mural (or help decide the location), you're welcome to skip the info sessions and just come to a design workshop or walking tour. The full EVENT SCHEDULE with dates and locations for all workshops and painting days is linked here.
REMINDER: The Location Survey is still open and you can fill it out here.