7th Street Mural Arts Festival happening Sunday
Little Rock, Arkansas – In coordination with Arkansas Peace Week and the 7th Street Mural Project, the 7th Street Mural Festival will be taking place on Sept. 25.
The festival will educate the community about the 7th Street Murals, the artists that made them, and their important messages of peace and justice.
The event will feature art, food music, children’s activities, and discussions with artists and activist groups.
Attendees will have the wonderful opportunity to use their artistic skills and help paint one of the murals.
“Little Rock’s 7th Street murals are a focal point of the racial and social justice movement in Arkansas. ” said a news release “Arkansas Peace Week painted the first mural on 7th Street in 2015. In 2020, in response to the murder of George Floyd, the mural site became a focal point of Black Lives Matter protests, marches, and vigils.”
Local artists collaborate on and expand the mural each year to send a message of inclusion and peace.
This is a free event and will take place from 12:00 P.M to 6:00 P.M at the end of Arkansas Peace Week