Fresco Exchange - Public Art Tour

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UPDATE: We have launched our tour with awesome mural projects in the Boston area and Albuquerque, and more confirmed in other cities on the West Coast. The support has been heartwarming and inspiring. Help us with next steps and follow us at frescoblog.com  and @frescoexchange . 


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International artists are coming to the US in Fall 2018 through our creative exchange! 
After three years of collaboration, we’ve invited the leaders of Cali, Colombia’s public art movement to share their unique perspective with cities across the country. We’re planning gallery exhibits, urban art projects and community workshops in seven cities during their two-month residency. If you believe in the power of public art to spark conversations around creativity, diversity, and community, please support our project and help us create an even greater impact during our tour. 

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Our artists are focused on creating change through urban art. 
We’re honored to work with the amazing Ivan Salazar, Mundo Letop, Gleo, Gomas, and Felipe Ortiz. In Colombia, Ivan and Letop developed Fundación Culata , an organization that has revitalized local neighborhoods with over 100+ murals. The Fresco Exchange is taking this idea to the next level by creating an international platform for artistic collaborations. So far, we’ve organized 5 exhibits with 60+ artists, starting at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Boston in 2016, and leading to the Secretary of Culture (Cali, Colombia) in 2017. We’ve also hosted three muralists in Colombia to participate in the Muro al Barrio project, and we’re wildly excited to welcome more Colombia artists to the US this Fall. 

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Featuring Artwork & Murals from... @felipeortizart  -  @gleo_co  -  @ivan_salazar_foto   -  @gomascvli   -  @mundoletop   -  @dianazue   -  @gabrielmesek    -  @stillustration   -  @adam_oday  -  @charlottemaker  -  Amen1 and more.

We’re planning a crazy-cool itinerary across the East & West coasts! 

   - September 8th - Punto Urban Art Museum (Salem, MA)
   - September 15th - Nantasket Beach "Endless Summer" (Hull, MA)
   - September 22nd - Mural Fest 2018 (Albuquerque, NM)
   - October 8th - Horizontes Project through the Knight Foundation (Wichita, KS)
   - October 15th - Mural with the City of Palm Desert (Joshua Tree, CA)
   - October 30th - Collaborative mural with Los Pobres Artistas (Richmond, CA)
   - November 3rd - Exhibition, Live Painting and Cumbia in La Peña Cultural Center (Oakland, CA)
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By supporting our campaign --- you can help us supply materials and infrastructure for these projects - including paint, scaffolding and permitting. In each city, our goal is to engage neighborhoods through creative events and workshops, and your support will ensure that our art projects impact local communities across the country.  Plus, we'll share creative "thank you!" gifts to show our appreciation for your support: 

Any Donation - impact booklet of our public art tour
- $100  - art print from a Fresco Exchange artist
- $500 - small-format original painting 
- $1,000 - laser-etched woodblock prints
- $5,000 - mural (if wall is provided!)

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About the Fresco Exchange: We are an “intercambio artistico” that promotes and connects artists from Latin America and the US through creative programs and artistic interventions. We believe art can serve as a tool to travel, learn and experience new cultures. Our resources help artists transcend socio-political boundaries, which can prevent individuals from traveling freely across nations. We help our diverse network of artists share their visions with broader audiences and expand their creative presence and networks internationally. By hosting collaborative residencies for public art projects across countries, we can also inspire communities with new ways of creative thinking - proving that urban art is not simply a means for decoration, but an educational, touching experience at no cost to the public. Through murals, we can enrich culture, hope, and joy, while setting examples for youth. We hope you’ll support our adventure! Learn more at frescoexchange.com

Also, if you're located in either of our two HQ cities - Boston, Mass or Cali, Colombia - let's connect! 
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