Sunday Funday
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

This one’s for the families!

Bring your whole family out to enjoy FREE activities all day long for all ages and abilities. From face painting, to rock painting—chalk contests to gardening there’ll be something for everyone to do during our Sunday Funday celebration.

Enjoy a special concert from the Capital City Brass Band - open to everyone for FREE!

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Pixel Party
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Pixel Party

This day is all about photography!

Join us in taking photographs of the murals, artists, and you!

All photographers are welcome—be the first one to get a shot of the finished murals—you might even win our Instagram photo contest. If photography isn’t your thing we’ll have our community paint-by numbers set up, live music, self-guided walking tours, and the mural signing ceremony throughout the day.

Be here and claim your fame as one of the first people to see the finished murals.

Tuesday Timeline:

Mural painting: sunrise – sunset
Paint by numbers: 10a – 9p
Photographer portraits: 3p – 7p
Self-Guided walking tours: 5p – 8p
Community-wide group photo: 6p – 7p
Sponsor group photo: 5p – 7p
Sponsor group/Artist photo: 5p – 7p
Instagram Meetup/Photo Contest: 3p – 7p
Live Music – Steve Trosin & Tony Riske: 5p – 7p
Mural Signing Ceremony: 7p – 8p

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Bright Walls Artist Panel - Limited Seating
Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

Bright Walls Artist Panel - Limited Seating

Have you ever wondered about the business of being an artist? We hand picked 4 of our mural artists to share the inside scoop of being an artist.

You’ll learn how they use agents, galleries, social media, portfolios and more to promote themselves. Find out how artists get their work out and get commissions, design jobs, or get asked to be in festivals.

Don’t miss this exciting event. Seating is limited.

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Different Strokes
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Different Strokes

Join us in downtown Jackson for a FREE day of art inspiration and education!

Have a favorite artist you want to talk to?—come to our meet and greet and/or panel discussions where our artists will share stories and answer questions about their journey as an artist.

After the panel, watch as artists put the final touches on their murals and be one of the first to see them complete!

Monday Timeline:

Mural painting: sunrise – sunset
Paint by numbers: 10a – 8p
SOLD OUT: Artist Panel at Weatherwax Hall: 10a – 11:30a
Bright Walls Merchandise for Sale: 12a – 8p
Downtown Historical Art Tour: 12:30p – 2p
Artist Panel at Weatherwax Hall: 6:30p – 8p
Meet the Artist – Adele Renault Book Signing: 8p – 9p

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Capitol City Brass Band – FREE
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Capitol City Brass Band – FREE

The 35-person award-winning Capitol City Brass Band is performing a free concert at the Bright Walls Mural Festival. Music will fill the air in downtown Jackson as the artists continue finishing their murals.

Don’t miss this exciting event. Bring your friends and family, it’s free!

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Sunday Funday
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

This one’s for the families!

Bring your whole family out to enjoy FREE activities all day long for all ages and abilities. From face painting, to rock painting—chalk contests to gardening there’ll be something for everyone to do during our Sunday Funday celebration.

Enjoy a special concert from the Capital City Brass Band - open to everyone for FREE!

Dahlem Center, Jackson District library, Pop Up & Paint, BBBS, the YMCA and more will all be out with project ideas of their own! Mark this on your calendar because this is something your family won’t want to miss! SEE ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES HERE

Sunday  Timeline:

Mural painting: sunrise – sunset
Live Performers: 10a – 7p
Paint by numbers painting: 10a – 8p
Sidewalk Chalk Contest with Jackson School of the Arts: 11a – 3p SIGN UP HERE
Make and Take art fair: 11a – 3p
Bright Walls Merchandise For Sale: 12p - 5p
Capital City Brass Band - FREE: 3p – 5p

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Rock the Block – Presented by JxnYP
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Rock the Block – Presented by JxnYP

Today we’re rocking the block all day long with food, music, contests, and more!

Our artists will be painting bright and early, and at noon we’re asking local artists to bring their A-game for a “Mini-Mural” competition. In addition to food trucks and craft vendors on site, K105.3 will be doing a remote radio show while the walls of downtown Jackson transform before your eyes.

At 7PM, bring your dancing shoes because we'll close-out the day with a FREE show featuring the amazing "Your Generation in Concert" band—a Beach Bar favorite!

Get ready to rock the block with us!

Saturday Timeline:

Mural painting: 10am – sunset
Mini Murals Contest: Noon – 4p
K105.3 Radio Remote: 3p – 5p
Public voting for Mini-Murals Contest: 3p – 6p
VIP Experience: 5p – 11p
FREE Concert - Your Generation in Concert: 7p - 10p

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Downtown Mess Around
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Downtown Mess Around

Grab your dancing shoes because that’s what today is all about!

The mural painting will be in full swing…and so will everyone who stops by to check it out.

We'll have food trucks and music during the day, and nightly live music starting at 5PM

The downtown businesses will each be offering special deals throughout the day, so it’s the perfect time to do a little exploring then do a little dancing for FREE—don’t miss out!

Friday Timeline:

Mural painting: sunrise – sunset
Special Offers Downtown Businesses: 9a – 8p
Paint by numbers painting: 10a – 9p
Bright Walls Merchandise for sale: 12p – 8p
Food Trucks: 4p – 7p
DJ Dance Party: 7p – 10p
Draw on or Sign the Consumers Energy Pace Car
hosted by Michigan International Speedway:
5p - 10p
AVR Zone Games - Virtual Reality Painting: 6p - 9p

SEE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS PROMOTIONS HERE

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Get StARTed
Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Get StARTed

Come downtown and see what all the buzz is about. On the first day of Bright Walls, meet the artists, see the vision, and witness the beginning of the transformation—all for FREE!

Today the artists start painting, the media will be on-site for a special ribbon cutting ceremony, and you’ll begin work on our community-wide paint-by-numbers project. In addition to the beginning of the print sale at the Orange Peacock Gallery, Mike Stefanik—a favorite from the Food Truck Tuesday events—will be performing live.

We’ll be there to witness the stART of history in the making—will you?

Thursday Timeline:

Artists prepare walls: 8a – 11a 
Ribbon cutting:
12p – 2p
Live Music – Mike Stefanik: 1p – 3p
Live Mural painting: 12p – 6p
Paint by numbers painting: 12p – 6p
Bright Walls Merchandise for sale: 12p – 6p
Partner Dinner (invitation only): 7p – 10p

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