Street Art Mural Launch – Waverley & Die Active Block Party
Die Active paint bombed your library ~ but summer’s not dead! Die Active’s new street art mural, billed as “Waverley Gets Fresh” will be launched at a celebratory Waverley & Die Active Block Party this Thursday September 11th, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. People of all ages are invited to come down to enjoy this free community event!
Run, board, or bike down to the Waverley Library at dusk and see us light up the walls with this special one-time only performance of Video Projection Mapping! by PixelVoidVisuals, and sponsored by Signal Resources. The streets will shut down and the art will come alive! *Note: the video projection mapping will be begin once it is dark enough – ETA: 9pm.*
Special musical performances by Solomon (hip-hop/spoken word) and Saskia Pateman (singer-songwriter). Also, *free* food from Lincoln Street Eatery and Sweet Escapes Cake Cafe & Bakery. Let Waverley and Die Active give you this one last sweet date with summer!
Why the community block party? “Waverley Gets Fresh,” Die Active’s new street art mural is now completed and has dramatically transformed and brightened the entrance of the Waverley Library. It’s a partnership of Definitely Superior Art Gallery’s Die Active Art Collective and Thunder Bay Public Library.
Public feedback on the mural has been very positive and the project has been a great opportunity for emerging artists from the collective to showcase their high-quality and evolving graffiti art aesthetics and design skills to the public. It’s a high profile location for the mural and the partners are confident that it is a good project for both the library and the city … the eyes of people going into the downtown north core are naturally being drawn to the colourful street art mural, brightening the faces of people when they see it, both residents and tourists alike!
The painting took place Aug. 5th to 12th and the public enjoyed watching the painting of the street art mural as it unfolded. If you have access to facebook, you can visit Definitely Superior Art Gallery’s photos of the mural’s painting as it progressed: https://www.facebook.com/defsup/media_set?set=a.10204522112360737.1073741844.1470856035&type=3