Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. is partnering with Alaskan renowned artist, Steve Gordon, to create and install a community mural downtown. Come help us paint a community vision - a Hope Wall - in this giant paint-by-numbers mural art workshop! FACEB
Join us in Town Square Park on Saturday, August 28th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Experienced local artists will supervise 20 paint stations which will be outfitted with all of the paint and materials needed. The public is invited to show up and paint part of this magnificent mural. The mural pieces will be puzzled back together and installed on the building wall about two weeks after the community workshop in early September. There is no cost to participate in the event.
Describing his design and vision for The Hope Wall, artist Steve Gordon shared his inspiration: “The explosion of botanical life that emerges in Alaska once the snow of winter has been burned away by the returning sun seemed an apt metaphor for the return of life post-Covid. Hope is an internal resource that sustains people during times of trial like a worldwide pandemic. The gathering together of all the different wildflowers shows the beauty that exists in our diversity as people from all walks of life gather together. The ribbons the birds carry to the light express the shared hopes of the community. What five words most express your core ideals? What kind of person would you like to become? What are your hopes for Anchorage? “The Hope Wall'' is a reminder to the community of what we are for.” These thoughts will be gathered on paint day and later incorporated into the mural.