In September 2010, Barrio cafe's Silvana Salcido Esparza kicked off a mural explosion along 16th Street. A year later, she has no plans of slowing down.
Tonight, the chef and local art fiend along with Calle 16
's gaggle of artists including Casebeer, Randall Wilson, Gennaro Garcia, Breeze, Colton Brock, Hugo Medina, Lalo Cota
, Jenny Ignaszewski
and more will open the doors of gallery/studio space The Hive
for a Calle-style party in celebration of the ongoing Phoenix Design Week(s)
The night includes a gallery show with work by Calle 16 members, an artist discussion, and tour of the project's walls (with a Phoenix-centric mural map of where local artists have been contributing public works).
All work featured in the show has been donated by the participating artists in order to raise money for the next Calle 16 mural. T-shirts with the Calle logo (pictured right) will also be for sale.
The party is from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Hive
, 2222 N 16th St, with food and drinks from Barrio Cafe
and live music by Mark 'Ellery' Leach
. More info here
And the mural action continues this Sunday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Local artist Jenny Ignaszewski is inviting the community to help her with a mural on Sixteenth and Edgemont Street as a part of the Calle 16 project.
Ignaszewski says paint and supplies will be available, but that any paint donations will definitely be accepted. More info here