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Hello, Walls: HOODOO Mural Festival Celebrates 2nd Year with Live Music & Art This Saturday in downtown Amarillo

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This weekend, the HOODOO Mural Festival kicks off its 2nd year celebration on 6th & Polk, Amarillo. Join in for live music, activities, and incredible public art paintings.

When I get to talk about public art projects on High Plains Morning, it’s always a good day. I’m a huge fan of murals, especially the ones that popped up across Amarillo during the HOODOO Mural Festival in 2019. The torch has been passed to a new team managing the fest this year, so we were excited to welcome them into the studio. Thanks to Katt Massey & Andrew Hall of HOODOO for sharing some insight regarding this year’s artists, wall locations, and the big party happening this Saturday from at 6th & Polk (right next to HPPR Studios in Amarillo!). Check out the painters, musicians, and other activities by clicking here; it all starts at 3:00 pm CT and go into the night.

ABOUT HOODOO (from their website): INSPIRING UNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY—Established 2019, HOODOO Mural Festival has inspired unity in the community through public art, urban beautification, and creativity by way of a bike-able, walk-able outdoor art gallery in downtown Amarillo. The event is produced with privately raised funds and during the 2019 inaugural festival five walls were painted by not only local artist but artists from around the country.

HOODOO Mural Festival will hold its second festival on October 2nd, taking place on Polk Street between blocks 5th & 6th. The event will celebrate the completion of a week of artists painting five more walls in downtown Amarillo with a music festival, live painting, art demonstrations, educational features and food trucks.

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