One of the art projects that will be in progress and people will be able to see in action during the 2012 Art Walk is the creation of two murals.
The Alley Art Project is taking place in partnership with the Cariboo Friendship Centre’s Choices for Youth program and with the aid of a grant from the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society.
Dwayne Davis of Davis Arts, the artist who created most of the city’s murals, is heading up the project and will mentor two students, Jamie Moore and Miranda Fontaine, in the mural craft.
The first of this year’s murals is located on the corner of Third Avenue and Yorston Street in the stairwell to the entrance of the Friendship Centre’s gift shop.
The mural is a three-sided piece depicting a scenic view of life in a traditional village on the Fraser River.
The second mural will be located about a block further north, also on Third Avenue.
The mural is being created on the alley side of Deana’s Studio.
This mural is to be a grand scale depiction of life in Williams Lake sometime in the mid–1920s.
The process of completing these murals is expected to take several weeks so if art walkers see the group painting they are encouraged to say hello.