Outside of the former Kavala, children from four North Oak Cliff area elementary schools set to work painting 24″x24″ boards in preparation for the Seventh Street Mural Project. The Project is being developed to help soften the residential street which connects neighborhoods to the retail and restaurants of the Bishop Arts District, and invite people to walk and bicycle through the area while viewing a “rolling gallery”. Currently, the backs of many buildings line the street and are often tagged by graffiti artists, while razor-wire can be found lining various businesses chain link fences, giving the area the feel of a prison yard.
The children’s pieces will be lined together and hung on the back of ABC Party, and be viewed as one part of a series of murals that will be painted throughout the street. Official unveiling of the murals will take place on April 10th and 11th, during the Second Annual Oak Cliff Art Crawl.