Kirkland Ave Mural Clean-Up

May 28th, 2011  |  by Published in Featured Events

Wednesday, June 1st from 11:00am-12:00pm

Join us in giving Kirkland Ave some love! Volunteers are needed for this one-hour event to touch up the mural, install pigeon guards, and generally spruce up the alley. Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, some water, and bring work gloves if you’ve got ’em!

In case of rain, we will meet Thursday instead of Wednesday!

The Kirkland Ave Project was initiated by Haley Morgan in 2009 as a series of events and projects designed to creatively investigate and celebrate this unique alleyway and the community’s historical, physical, and social relationship to it. Over the past two years Kirkland Ave has been a site for Art-Ins, creative movement workshops, site-specific temporary art installations, a twilight improvisational performance, and other creative interventions. In 2009 & 2010 a hundred foot long mural, designed by Eben Kling and painted by a crew of about forty volunteers, was created on the side of Downtown Sounds. More about the Kirkland Ave Project can be found HERE.

Where exactly is Kirkland Ave, you ask? Kirkland Ave is an alley-way off of Pleasant St, nestled between Downtown Sounds and La Fiorentina. It runs parallel to Main St behind Sweeties, Ten Thousand Villages, Essentials, and CVS. You can enter it off of Pleasant St or from the parking lot behind Thornes Marketplace.

For questions, more information about the clean up, or to donate to the project e-mail

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