Last weekend’s 2-day event brought a steady stream of visitors into downtown Fraser to watch as nineteen artists transformed 8’ x 8’ blank canvases into colorful interpretations that celebrated the Fraser Valley. Weather conditions varied by the hour, challenging the artists at times, but in the end, 19 works of art stood ready for the judge’s final decisions on Saturday night.
Hector Palacios of Denver, First Place in Themed Category and recipient of the People’s Choice award
Alexandrea (Alex) Pangburn of Golden, Second Place in Themed Category
Sara Bellamy of Fraser, Third Place in Themed Category
The murals will remain on the site of the future Fraser Center for Creative Arts (The Center) at 320 Eastom Avenue until Labor Day weekend, when they will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at Fraser Valley Distilling. Proceeds from the auction will be split 50/50 between the artists and funding development of The Center.
“I am proud of the Fraser Public Arts Committee (PAC) and the Town of Fraser for taking initiative and ownership with the first Fraser Mountain Mural Festival. Thank you to everyone who’ve made this idea a reality. Keep Fraser Funky!” said PAC member and Mural Fest visionary, Eric Vandernail.
To learn more, visit frasermountainmuralfest.com.