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Posted on: August 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] New youth arts mural to be unveiled in downtown Green Bay

Tween artists from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay’s Youth Arts Initiative will unveil The Shadows Mural Project, a collaboration with the City of Green Bay’s Community and Economic Development Department. The city owned building located at 801 S. Broadway was supplied as a temporary canvas for the purpose of celebrating youth artists and their art in the city’s growing vibrant arts community. 

The tween artists from the local Boys and Girls Club will complete the painting of silhouettes ‘shadows’ representing and depicting the different art forms. The painting of the Shadows Mural will begin on Wednesday August 21st followed by the unveiling of the completed mural the following day on Thursday August 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

New data in 2019 reveals that the arts contribute more than $804 billion to the U.S. economy, with a $9.7 billion impact for Wisconsin, and includes over 94,000 jobs, more jobs than in the beer industry (63,000), biotech industry (35,000), and paper-making industry (31,000)(Source: Arts Wisconsin). 

The Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Green Bay Area says its Youth Arts Initiative, part of a national study that began in 2014, is inspiring kids to discover the artists in all of us and those creative skills are preparing them for the future. “Not only empowered through youth-voice”, says Practicing Teaching Artist Alex Zacarias,” the youth are learning about entrepreneurship, project management and collaboration with local businesses and city government”. Boys and Girls Club representatives, City of Green Bay representatives, family and friends will be on hand for the unveiling. The community is invited to this free event to help celebrate the arts and our youth.

Contact:

Alex Zacarias, Dir. Digital Visual Arts - Boys and Girls Club Greater Green Bay (920) 265-0011 , azacarias@bgcgb.org

Laura Schley, Public Arts Coordinator - Green Bay Public Arts Commission (920) 448-3142 , laurasc@greenbaywi.gov

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