Have an idea for a new mural in the Chippewa Valley? Submit your design to Color Block through May 1

Published: Apr. 11, 2022 at 4:22 AM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -Calling all artists to the block. Sculpture Tour and Visit Eau Claire are giving area artists the chance to vye for building space to create a vision of their choice this spring.

The Color Block mural project launched two years ago with five new murals in downtown Eau Claire. This year, Color Block will select artists for its third year to spruce up dozens of locations around the Chippewa Valley, beyond the original location of the 600 block of south Barstow and Grand Ave.

“Color Block is expanding this year because there’s so much demand for it,” says Julie Pangallo with Sculpture Tour and Visit Eau Claire. “It’s really exciting and heartwarming to see how the community has embraced this program and how many business owners are calling us saying, ‘hey I’ve got a blank wall, I have a side of the building, I’d love to have painted’ and we’re looking for more because there’s just no end to the talent here in the Chippewa Valley.”

Eau Claire-based artist Jaydin Flores created his first mural with Color Block at the age of 19.

“Every artist at some point just wants to be heard and wants to be seen,” says Flores. “It’s great to be my age and already know that I have made my chance and I am heard and I have one-story, two-story, three-story, four-story paintings to show for it.”

Julie Pangallo and Flores join Hello Wisconsin Monday morning.

Sculpture Tour will provide basic materials, including paint, paint trays, brushes, drop cloths, and ladders.

Artists have until May 1 to submit their mural idea and can do so by clicking here.

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