Top Painters To Transform Building Walls Into Works Of Art

Apr 2, 2019

Springfield will host its first mural festival the week of June 2. Professional artists will paint murals on the walls of 10 buildings.
Credit Fresh Paint Springfield

     The bare outside walls of 10 buildings in Springfield will be the canvases for professional artists when a mural festival comes to western Massachusetts later this year.

     The event, which will take place the week of June 2, is called “Fresh Paint Springfield.”

     Local organizations have started a $50,000 fundraising drive to support the festival. 

     A news conference is scheduled for later this week to announce some of the details, including which buildings will be getting murals.

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Karen Finn, executive director of the Springfield Cultural Partnership, which is helping coordinate the event.