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Thursday, October 3 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
A Fresh Coat of Paint: Bringing People Together through Mural-Making

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It all started with a love story and a passion for our community! We will take you on a tour of how the Jackson Young Professionals took the seed of an idea from inception to reality and installed over 30 large scale murals in Downtown Jackson, Michigan during the Bright Walls Mural Festival. Partnering with the City of Jackson and other key stakeholders, we were able to get support for our vision and engage local building owners, businesses, and the community as a whole. In addition to the being able to watch the murals being painted, each day of the festival included free activities for our entire community. Each day of the festival had a different theme and endeavored to reach a different audience so everyone in Jackson could feel welcome. With all of this in mind, the Bright Walls team used placemaking techniques to ensure a cohesive plan and create the best event in Jackson. This workshop will include our story, pictures of the Bright Walls, how we worked with the city and partners, and what sets our festival apart from any other.

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Jacqueline Austin

Event Co-Director, Jackson Young Professionals / Bright Walls
Jacque’s attention to detail and ability to coordinate and implement any size project makes her the individual you want on your team. She knows how to juggle many projects at once and has an uncompromising drive for success. Her remarkable dedication and work ethic are part of her... Read More →

Clay McAndrews

Founder, Co-Director, Bright Walls Mural Festival

Thursday October 3, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Palace Theater