Can public art works and a community of artists stimulate economic growth? The folks at Higher Ground in Harlan believe they can. Watch as artists and soon-to-be artists, teachers, students, and creative placemakers come together to learn how to create enduring outdoor art works at the Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest held in Harlan County, KY, on August 2-5, 2018. During the three days participants learned about all aspects of mural making as an art process, community revitalization activity, and business opportunity. And they painted! This video captures some of the creativity, hard work and fun that was had as the group created a community designed mural on a downtown Cumberland, KY, business.
June 20, 2019