Fox Cultural Hall (formerly ARts For The Schools), new program, The Mural Project, completed our first mural in the new downtown park on Church Street. The mural was completed in a mural camp where students learned how to plan, design and paint a mural. Students worked for 8 days on the mural and in the end created a 120 linear foot by 6-foot-tall mural. The students were guided to choose a theme in three priority areas for The Mural Project; of Environmental Stewardship, Local History or Cultural Heritage. A core group of 9 middle school and high school students worked for over 45 hours on the mural and many others teens dropped in to paint and participate. A total of 20 students helped during the week, (one child as young as five). The camp was completed in partnership with Tridentata Arts, a grassroots group of artists.
Many donors helped to support the mural through financial or in-kind donations including the Contractor’s Association of Truckee Tahoe, Queen of Hearts, Elements Painting, Mark Tanner Construction, Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District.
Learn more about the process to create the mural from the teens in the Sierra Sun newspaper article.
Many more murals are planned for the Spring of 2023. Please reach out to Fox Cultural Hall if you are a muralist or student that would like to participate in the upcoming murals.