This is an exciting new mural project for downtown Asheville. Check this, from loyal reader Heidi, gallery director at Castell Photography Gallery:
I hope all is well! I wanted to let you know about a mural project that we at Castell Photography Gallery are organizing for this Friday.
As you may know, Molly Freeman painted a really lovely mural across from our space on Wilson Alley a few years ago. It’s been a great addition to the alley and has barely been tagged or marked since Molly first painted it. It’s been great for making the alley a bit more of a destination and bringing more people down here to our beloved neighborhood, “The Block”!
For awhile we’ve been wanting to continue those first efforts, and it’s finally happening this Friday before AND during the July art walk!
Our current artist, local Adam Void, has helped us organize a mural painting of the entire Alley. We have received permissions from Blue Spiral, Bellagio, The Fine Arts Theatre, Barley’s, and Chesnut to paint the backs of all of their buildings (which face the alley). Void has coordinated with 10+ artists to create a unified piece throughout the alley, and we are thrilled to watch it all unfold on Friday + have a permanent piece on our alley…
The painting will start early on Friday, and the downtown art walk from 5-8 will be a great time to see it all unfolding! We’re thrilled to have the support of our neighbors on this project, and can’t wait to see what is unveiled this weekend! We’ll have a keg to celebrate the Mural, and this is also a great opportunity for patrons to see our current exhibition of Adam Voids work in our space: Adam Void | Instant Photography: 2003-2014 (now), a collection of roughly 800 polaroids which will be on display through July. We’ll be there all day, but the art walk (a great chance to visit all downtown galleries…) will be from 5-8 on Friday evening!
For more details please be in touch! I’ve included an image of the alley, as well as a few shots of our current show…