Newburyport Art presents The NBPT Murals Project – “We Share One Sky”
Newburyport Art (NAA) is thrilled to present the NBPT Murals Project, a new public art venture that kicks off Tuesday, July 11th in partnership with area artists, The Tannery Marketplace, Blochaus Art Gallery, the City of Newburyport, and local businesses. The project aims to connect and engage residents and visitors with Newburyport and the theme “We Share One Sky”, through large-scale, exterior mural paintings placed across the City.
Internationally-renowned, Massachusetts muralist Felipe Ortiz is the Lead Artist for “We Share One Sky” and will be in residence for the project from July 11th–August 4th. He will paint first on the south-facing, exterior brick wall at Mill #4 in The Tannery Marketplace and will then move over to the NAA’s Hills Gallery to create an installation on the side of the building. The public is encouraged to stop by and watch the painting process. Additional opportunities (demonstrations and presentations) are upcoming.
The launch of NBPT Murals is an exciting moment for Newburyport and its residents. Public art has the power to enrich communities and foster a sense of belonging by providing access to beautiful, thought-provoking works of art in public spaces. Over the next 18 months, over a dozen artists will begin transforming spaces to enliven and enrich the community. This project will offer an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to engage with the city in a new way, while highlighting the talents of the local and regional artists who will be creating these murals.
NBPT Murals is supported by a grant from the Essex County Community Foundation through the Creative County Initiative. The mission of Essex County Community Foundation is to inspire philanthropy that strengthens the communities of Essex County. Newburyport Art, alongside its project partners, would like to extend a major thank you to ECCF for their generosity!