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Imagine Mural Festival – Activities at the Muhammad Ali Center

Imagine Mural Festival – Activities at the Muhammad Ali Center

Saturday, September 18

12:00 noon – 5:00pm

The Fund for the Arts has announced the cancellation of events associated with the 2021 Imagine Mural Festival due to public health and safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, however, murals are still under production. The festival events were scheduled to take place on September 18 and 19. Instead, video content will be viewable from the windows at the Fund for the Arts lobby (623 West Main Street, Louisville).

The Ali Center has also cancelled their activities and take-home projects that were scheduled to take place on September 18, but will still be open to welcome guests from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. Visitors will also be invited to participate in a hand-painted canvas mural activity in the Center’s Main Lobby. Guests can answer the question “Which Principle (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) Inspires You?” by  signing one’s name and what inspires them. Thank you to Preston Arts Center for donating the canvas used for our mural.

The theme for the Imagine murals is “We Are the Home of the Greatest…” in correlation with the new PBS Documentary Muhammad Ali, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, airing on PBS nationwide, and locally on KET, on September 19-22.

The artist teams creating the murals are Healing Walls Project, Moth Hands, and Creatives of Color Collective. The murals will be in production throughout the weekend on September 18 and 19. Community members are welcome to witness the creation of the murals from a safe distance without gathering in large groups.

Two of the murals are being installed on walls at the Repurposed Lot at 621 W. Main Street (adjacent to the Fund for the Arts and neighboring the Ali Center) and the third mural will be located on the Riverfront Garage at 141 N. Sixth Street. The multimedia murals will include traditional mural art and other associated content in a variety of disciplines (including visual, literary, spoken word, poetry, music, and film) that will be accessible via QR codes.