BLM mural painting, event today in New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Today the City of New Haven Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter New Haven, community organizers, and local artist Kwadwo Adae welcome a series of mural projects being executed in solidarity and support of the Black Lives Matter movement in New Haven.

The mural painting and the all-day event will occur from 8 a.m. to 6 p,.m. Saturday on Bassett Street, between Dixwell Avenue and Watson Street. Mayor Justin Elicker will join the event at 5:30 p.m.

Below is the schedule of the event:

8 a.m. – Painting and tabling activities begin.

10 a.m. – Vendor booths open.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Open mic performances.

1:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Painting and tabling activities continued.

2 p.m. – Remarks by Mayor Elicker.

5:30 – 6 p.m. – Remarks by local dignitaries.

The mural and event are sponsored by contributions from The City of New Haven, Black Lives Matter New Haven, The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Neighborhood Music School, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Music Haven, and several private donors. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be followed.

For more information on how to donate, please contact Kim Futrell via email,

[email protected]

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