Want to work with two international, powerhouse muralists?!

Want to leave your artistic mark on the city of Raleigh?!

Midtown Events calls all artists, ages 10 and up, to join us for an hour of painting fun with international muralists, Jessie + Katey!

About

Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn are a Baltimore based artist team striving to transform public spaces into playful and vibrant experiences. Since 2011, Jessie and Katey have been consistently creating large-scale, public murals. The all-inclusive and socially engaging nature of creating art for the public is a driving force in their art making.

Awards, Grants & Press:

They have been awarded two PNC Transformative Grants to bring their bold geometric paintings to urban communities. Their unique partnerships with the community earned the team residencies with The Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY, The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, ME and the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI. They were selected for the New York Department of Transportation’s 191st Tunnel Beautification Project this past May, and worked with Philadelphia’s Murals Arts Program to create “Summer Kaleidoscope,” a 400-foot-long floor mural and pop-up park.

Their projects are covered widely, including articles in the New York Times, Philadelphia Magazine, NPR, Huffington Post, Gothamist, Flavorpill, the Philadelphia Voice, Juxtapoz, and many additional publications.

Art

Magic Carpet Mural, Jessie + Katey, Charlotte, NC, 2016

WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 2017; 7am-11am

WHAT: Sign up for a 1-hour time slot to help Jessie + Katey paint a permanent “carpet mural” on a sidewalk at North Hills

WHERE: The Main District at North Hills; Sidewalk space between Mura and Anthropologie

HOW: Midtown Events has opened registration for 1-hour time slots. Each time slot can accommodate up to 10 students. Please email art@visitnorthhills.com to sign up. Time slots are as follows:

  • 7-8am
  • 8-9am
  • 9-10am
  • 10-11am

One time slot per student please; Time slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis; Register up to four students at one time

THINGS TO REMEMBER: Please hydrate — Students will work in the heat outdoors for one hour. Please wear loose clothes on which you’re not afraid to get a little paint ☺, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and hair tied back. Please bring a water bottle. We will have a short waiver for caretakers to sign prior to their child beginning to paint.

There is no cost associated with this community project.