2019 Oak Street Alley Mural Festival

The Oak Street Alley Festival this past Saturday could not have been more of a success! People from all around Arizona came out for this event. We even had the Mayor- elect for the city of Phoenix, Kate Gallego, visit the event and participate in screen printing!

Our day started at 10 AM, getting the event set up in time. Not long after we started working, a biker crew of at least 30 drove through the alley waving and smiling. Soon after we were finally done and the event was starting. People were pouring in; one second the alley was empty and the next filled with people, kids and dogs.

The food from Taco Juan was amazing and the drinks from Azukar Café were just what we needed to refresh ourselves. The live music kept the crowds dancing and moving. Live entertainment included Kite 9D3, The Edisons, Hollowpoint Vigils and Jerusafunk.

The Millet house helped us create the kids mural again this year which turned out to be very colorful and vibrant. That wasn’t it for the kids though, there was boxing, life sized four in a row, bean bag toss and a drawing station.

It was amazing to be able to see the mural creation process first hand and see their image come to life. The muralists were all very friendly and excited to be able to participate in the event. We even had extra open panels for people to come and.  It was an amazing way to connect the community with murals and bring art to Phoenix.