Louisville Public Library 2019 Mural Contest

A Universe of Stories

Are you an aspiring muralist? A young artist bursting with ideas and ready to design and paint an outdoor mural? The Louisville Public Library has a wall with your name on it! The Library backs up to Via Artista, an alley which, over time, will be filled with murals. Our parking ramp wall will be your canvas for an installation based on the theme “A UNIVERSE OF STORIES.” We seek to install an original design that speaks to the universality of stories and the importance of the story in human evolution. How do stories connect us to each other? How do they connect us to our past, to our future and to worlds that live only in the author’s imagination?

This contest is intended to provide a space for aspiring young artists to share their talents and to add to the public art in beautiful downtown Louisville. Entries will be accepted Monday, May 13 through Sunday, June 9. An entrant may be one individual or a group of individuals with a designated lead artist. Artists must be ages 16-21 and a resident of Boulder County to enter.

For more Contest details and to enter, click HERE.

The Library will also be hosting Artist, David Ocelotl Garcia, on Saturday, May 18 from 3:00-4:00PM for a discussion on Mural Art and why it matters. In this program we will be discussing mural painting, the history and significance of murals as well as how they impact the community, socially, politically, and culturally. We will be viewing and discussing some of the work created by local and international artists past and present, including David's own work. David will also discuss his philosophy about mural painting followed by Q&A.

David Ocelotl Garcia is a Colorado based artist and focuses on public art and museum collections. His work ranges from large-scale interior and exterior murals, painted directly on existing surfaces, panels, cloth and canvass to mosaic and sculpture.

For more information and to RSVP for this program, click HERE.

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