In September, Bricks and Murals, a Rhode Island grassroots artistic and economic movement, is slated to enhance the historic downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck community by funding and maintaining 15
originally designed murals showcasing the culture and history of the region. As downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck continues to grow into a regional center for arts, dining and shopping, Bricks and Murals will provide a lasting display of public art that will not only beautify the town, but also help to strategically shape the physical and social character of the downtown area. In July, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly is pleased to feature the mural designs in the Back Room Art Gallery (BRAG). All are welcome to attend the opening reception, Friday, July 7th from 5-8 PM.
The mural designs were created by The Walldogs, highly skilled sign painters and mural artists from all over the globe who have volunteered their time and talent since 1993 to more than 26 towns to paint 548 murals depicting local history. This year local artist Cam Bortz celebrates 20 years as a member of the Walldogs.
The actual murals will be painted from September 13-17, 2017. A five day Bricks and Murals Festival will feature real-time painting of the murals. There will also be daily live music, a downtown food stroll, trolley rides, children’s activities, an art show, an auction and a raffle. For more information, visit bricksandmurals.org. The show will run through July 30th.