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MURAL ALLEY PROJECT

ABOUT THE PROJECT

With the financial support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the enthusiastic permission of the owners and managers of the building at 201 W Broadway (including the Import Market, the Bodega Bar & Grill, and Monk's Bar), the ZACC hired four women artists to each create their own murals in the alley between the ZACC and the Bodega in downtown, Missoula. Some are complete and some are in progress, and some will be painted in the spring when the weather turns again. We are planning for an outdoor spring public opening with talks from the artists, once all the murals have been completed. 

Muralists were tasked to create works on the subject of 'Feeling Welcome', and were expected to reach out to traditionally underserved communities and disenfranchised Missoula residents and include them in shaping the design.

MEET THE ARTISTS

SEE THE MURALS

WATCH BIPOC CONVERSATIONS WITH APRIL WERLE

We'll begin sharing videos on Friday, November 6, 2020 (one per week for ten weeks)!


THANKS TO OUR PROJECT SUPPORTERS!

This project would not be possible without the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the support and permission of the owners of the building at 201 W Broadway, and the enthusiastic participation of managers at the Missoula Import Market, the Bodega Bar & Grill, and Monk's Bar. We are so grateful for their participation in this important community art project, and we hope the lasting impact of these murals will be to bring evermore public art into Missoula's downtown streets and alleyways.


WANT TO SHARE YOUR ART WITH THE ZACC?

We're always looking for new artists to partner with for gallery shows, our Artist Shop, and other specific art calls (like this Mural Alley Project)! We would love to see your work. Visit our Submittable page for current calls, or email our Gallery Director, Patricia Thornton, to request a meeting or more information.

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