HOODOO Mural Festival uniting the community one painting at a time | KAMR


AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – You can admire the arts today at the HOODOO Mural Festival.

Event organizers are supporting the festival until 11 p.m. tonight on Polk Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The HOODOO Mural Festival celebrates the completion of the work of artists painting five walls in the span of a week in downtown Amarillo.

The festival was established in 2019 and serves to unite the community using public art, urban beautification and creativity in an open-air gallery located in downtown Amarillo. HOODOO officials tell us that the event is privately funded.

The artist lineup for this year’s event includes Natalie Fletcher, from Amarillo (first place in the first season of Body Wars), Drew Merritt, from Clovis, and Blank Spaces Murals.

“We are excited about this year’s rosters. After a crazy 2020, it will be great to have a celebration downtown, ”said event president Andrew Hall. “We had over 100 artists from all over the world who applied. We believe the ones that have been selected will be a wonderful addition to the murals we already have in our community and downtown.

This year’s festival will include a music festival, organizers added. The musical lineup is: Washed Out (DJ set), Nané, Kaelin Ellis, Corbin Cary, Rupert the Duke, Vamping and a silent disco with local DJs. Event attendees can also enjoy live painting, art demonstrations, and food trucks. Ticket prices start at $ 25.

For more information on tickets, click here.

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