Dan Bern paints a Mini Mural during the 2019 ArtsWells Festival. His mural and six others are now being auctioned off to raise money for the 2020 festival. (Observer file photo)

Bidding is open for ArtsWells Mini Murals

Contributing artists include Lindsay Kay, Connor Kenney, Dan Bern and Carly Nabess

Last year, a handful of talented artists painted Mini Murals during the four-day ArtsWells Festival in Wells, working away as performers sang and played on the main stage beside the Wells-Barkerville School and people stopped and asked them about their art.

Now, an online fundraising auction gives people a chance to rent these murals for two years to display them on homes and businesses in Wells. People who don’t live in Wells can sponsor one to hang in the village.

Lindsay Kay, Kay Gallavin, Dan Bern, Brad Rhadwood, Carly Nabess, Connor Kenney and Mika DeVries all painted four-foot-by-four-foot Mini Murals during the 2019 ArtsWells Festival, and through the generosity of the auction participants, their works will soon be seen on buildings around the village.

All works will be framed and protected for outdoor hanging, and they will remain in the permanent collection of Island Mountain Arts.

The Mini Mural project was created in 2009 by Wells artist Caroline Anders and has resulted in many homes and businesses in Wells showcasing beautiful artwork on their outer walls, according to the Island Mountain Arts website.

All proceeds from the auction will contribute to making the 2020 ArtsWells Festival a success.

Visit 32auctions.com/minimurals2020 to see all the murals and bid on your favourites.

Online bidding is open until March 12 at 7 p.m.

READ MORE: WATCH NOW: ArtsWells 2019 thrives despite Friday night power outage


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