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This summer, the Fraser Mountain Mural Festival (FMMF) invites artists and art enthusiasts to the vibrant town of Fraser, Colorado, for a unique celebration of creativity, competition, and community. From August 2nd to 4th, 2024, the festival, presented by the Town of Fraser and the Fraser Public Arts Committee (Fraser PAC), will transform the town into an open-air gallery where art comes to life before your eyes.

What’s Happening at the Festival?

During the event, talented artists will take on the challenge of creating stunning murals on 8ft x 8ft panels, competing for awards and recognition. This year’s theme, “Life In Motion,” aims to celebrate Fraser’s rich legacy of outdoor recreation, promising a dynamic and inspiring array of artwork.

Support for Artists:

Each selected artist will receive a $500 stipend to assist with expenses, underscoring the festival’s commitment to supporting the artistic community. It’s not just a competition; it’s an opportunity for artists from the local area, the Front Range, and across the nation to showcase their talent, engage with the public, and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of Fraser’s cultural scene.

Awards and Recognition:

The festival offers several prestigious awards, reflecting the diverse talent and creativity of the participants. These include:

  • The Ernie Roybal Award
  • The Fraser Public Arts Committee Award
  • The Artists’ Choice Award
  • The People’s Choice Awards, with categories for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
  • Honorable Mentions for outstanding contributions

Event Highlights:

  • Artists Meet & Greet and Check-In: A chance for participants and the community to mingle and kick off the festivities.
  • Mural Painting: Witness the streets of Fraser come alive as artists work on their murals, starting bright and early.
  • Award Ceremony and Live Music: The culmination of the festival’s competitive aspect, followed by an evening of live music featuring Chain Station, promising an unforgettable atmosphere of celebration.
  • Public Viewing and Online Auction: Even after the winners are announced, the murals remain on display for public enjoyment, with an online auction closing on Sunday evening, ensuring that the art created can find a home and support the Fraser Center for Creative Arts.

Why You Should Attend:

The Fraser Mountain Mural Festival is more than just an art competition; it’s a gathering that celebrates creativity, community, and the beauty of the Fraser Valley. It’s an opportunity to witness art in the making, meet the artists, and perhaps even take home a piece of the festival through the online auction. All proceeds from the event benefit the Fraser Public Arts Committee, supporting future arts initiatives and the enrichment of Fraser’s cultural landscape.

Your Stay at The Jabberwocky:

Make your visit to the Fraser Mountain Mural Festival a memorable one by staying at The Jabberwocky, a luxurious 3-bedroom condo that offers comfort and elegance. Perfectly situated to give you easy access to the festival and the many other attractions in Fraser and Winter Park, it’s the ideal home base for your artistic adventure in the Rockies.

Be Part of the Celebration:

Mark your calendars for the Fraser Mountain Mural Festival 2024 and be part of a vibrant celebration of art and community. Whether you’re an artist looking to participate, a volunteer eager to contribute, or simply an art lover excited to experience the festival, Fraser welcomes you to join in this unique and colorful event.