Work continues on Green Candy public art in Fayetteville

A mural by Argentinian street artist Marina Zumi is part of Fayetteville’s Green Candy public art project.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Work continues this week on the Green Candy public art project in downtown Fayetteville.

The sustainability-themed event includes a group of international and local artists working to create a series of public art works.

Argentinian street artist Marina Zumi on Monday finished work on her eclipse mural on the west side of Hog Haus Brewing Co. at the corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue. Zumi completed the mural in five days with help her assistant Nick Ryan, an artist currently residing in Bozeman, Montana.

Work is underway on a mural by Fayetteville artist Jason Jones at 545 W. Center St.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville artist Jason Jones is a few days into his work on a mural at the David W. McKee Architects studio near the intersection of West Center Street and Frisco Trail, while work on a third mural, by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, began Monday at the southwest corner of West Mountain Street and East Avenue on the downtown square.

The Walker-Stone House, at 207 W. Center St., will host three separate artworks that will include a three-dimensional piece by Portuguese multimedia artist Bordalo II, an installation by local crochet artist Gina Gallina and an immersive room by Brazilian artists Bicicleta Sem Freio.

The project is headed by Experience Fayetteville, the city’s tourism department, while artists and artwork were curated by global creative house JustKids, the same group who organized the renowned “The Unexpected” street art festival in Fort Smith.

A third mural was started Monday by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic on the downtown square.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

A Green Candy celebration event is scheduled at the Walker-Stone House from 1 – 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Fayetteville Roots Festival and will feature live music and live screen printing. Attendees are invited to bring old T-shirts and apparel to be upcycled with a limited edition design by Justkids.

The event is free and open to the public. Maps to locate the artwork will be available and a pop-up shop will feature a variety of Green Candy and Justkids merchandise as well as works by Ana Maria.

The Bicicleta Sem Freio installation and the Green Candy pop-up shop will remain open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27.