Our focus is to paint twenty murals by local and international Artists along with local Youth in a Youth Mentoring Program to create something beautiful for downtown Tauranga. The walls will be specifically located in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga and Te Puke to bring people together and build connections with the community.
Five Street Art Workshops will be available to the community and based in downtown Mount Maunganui and surrounding. Facilitated by five International Street Artists who specialise in Graffiti, Stencil Art, Calligraphy, Painting and Drawing and Design.
We will be showcasing Art Pieces from participating Street Prints Mauao Artists inside the Gallery throughout the Festival. On the Sunday we will Auction these pieces with 80% of profits going back to the Artists and 20% donated to ‘Pushing Arts In NZ Trust’ (P.A.I.N.T) which will assist in facilitating more creative opportunities and projects within the Art Community.
This year we hope to further develop this program to give more young creatives the opportunity to engage with alternative creatives and inspire and empower the next generation. We will team up with Ngā Kākano Foundation based in Te Puke who will provide local Rangatahi for the Youth Mentoring Program, they are also committed to long term plans of providing options and support for Tertiary Education.