Our Mural-Making Process: The Muralism Crew designs the art with the stakeholders. Once the design has been developed, the actual process of painting a mural takes between two and four weeks. On location, our team washes and primes the wall surface before transferring the art as a paint-by-number mural. This is followed by a Public Paint Day when our broad group of Muralism physically and mentally diverse Artists join folks from other nonprofits, corporate teams and locals to color in the numbered spaces. These Public Paint Days are more like a community festival with snacks and music to go with your brush and paint. Our Muralism Crew comes back after the Public Paint Days to clean up the drips and focus on the fine details of the art. We coat the mural with a two-step graffiti protective coating and invite the public to come back for a Ribbon-Cutting with officials and the media. Our Artists work and celebrate alongside everyday people doing what they love. The whole process is documented in an inspiring video.
How to get involved
Once the design has been developed, which can take up to 10 days working with a dedicated Muralism artist to bring your design ideas to reality and the actual process of painting a mural takes between two and four weeks. Co-ordinating the public paint day takes some time and depends on how big or small an event you want it to be but allow at least 2 weeks.