The Hoodoo Mural Festival, now in its third year, has announced its planned return to downtown Amarillo on Saturday, October 1, along with its featured artists.
Local nonprofit organizers the Hoodoo Art Foundation said general admission and VIP tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via www.HoodooMural.com.
“After a successful campaign last October that drew thousands of participants to downtown Amarillo, Hoodoo is set to return this fall with a curated mix of nationally acclaimed and locally beloved artists for a day of celebration. family of music, art and community,” a statement read. “Founded by Amarillo native and longtime resident Andrew Hall, the all-ages event is intended to bring local residents and travelers together to commemorate the completion of a massive urban beautification project at the scale between local business owners and creative mural artists who this year are painting six large-scale exterior walls in downtown Amarillo.”
Through the combination of live music and public art, the nonprofit hopes to inspire the community while attracting new audiences to explore the beauty of Amarillo and the greater Texas Panhandle region, according to the release.
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Among the festival’s musical lineup will be modern Los Angeles pop duo Neil Frances, who recently released their debut album ‘There is No Neil Frances’ in February; New Jersey-based music producer and DJ Flamingosis, known for his tracks that blend the sounds of funk, soul and electronic music; cross-platform music producer Kaelin Ellis of today’s electronic beat and hip-hop scene; and up-and-coming electro-pop duo Little Jet.
In the wall art range there is Tristan Eaton, who has over 25 years of art experience with projects across the country and is often sought after for his unique patchwork and multi-media portraits; Ricardo Gonzalez (aka It’s A Living), a designer and artist from Durango, Mexico, who emphasizes unique typography in his larger-than-life murals; and Los Angeles-based muralist Rabi, who is part of the artist collective CYRCLE and whose most notable fans include Shepard Fairey, Sean Combs and the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
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Additionally, Hoodoo alumni Drew Merritt (2021) and Malcolm Byers (2019) are also expected to return to the festival, the statement said.
“Merrit, a New Mexico-born artist whose work expresses a deep emotional connection to nature and those who work the land, was instrumental in this year’s event, bringing together some of the world’s most sought-after muralists. whole,” the statement said. “Fans can get a glimpse of Merrit’s mural titled ‘The Chase’ which is still available for free public viewing at 516 S Polk St. in downtown Amarillo.”
Discover the full range below and online at www.HoodooMural.com:
Wall art range
It’s a life
Festival tickets will be available for purchase online at www.HoodooMural.com starting at just $25. Discounted early-bird VIP tickets will also be available for purchase on Friday, with prices starting at $100 and perks including exclusive access to a private lounge, air-conditioned restrooms and other reserved activations. to VIPs, plus express entry, discounted merchandise, free food, drink tastings and more.
Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets now as prices will continue to increase as the festival date approaches.
Once the new school year kicks off, organizers will once again invite local students around Amarillo to visit the festival grounds to see the muralists in action. Local elementary schools interested in getting involved are encouraged to contact Hoodoo directly to learn more about education partnership opportunities by emailing [email protected]
Those responsible for helping bring this year’s event to life include Amarillo National Bank, BOC Bank and ASCO Equipment, in addition to community foundations such as Amarillo Area Foundation, Mays Foundation and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
The festival will give updates for this year’s festival, including music performance schedule, Silent Disco DJ lineup, updated map and venue layout, food truck lineup, community events pre-festivities and more as the date approaches. For more information, visit their site at www.HoodooMural.com and/or follow them on social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @hoodoomural.