10 Reasons to Check Out Mural Durham: Satellite Park on April 14th!

Join us for Mural Durham’s 2nd Annual Event at Duke’s Arts Annex on Saturday, April 14th from 1-4pm. Watch local artists transform dated satellite dishes into masterpieces while enjoying free DukeCreate workshops, and free food and music! Full event details.

1. Watch history in the making!

Remember those circular eye sores from your childhood that resembled alien space ships? 8 local Durham artists are turning relics from Duke Tel Com in the 1990s into public art, right before your eyes.

2. Watch awesome artists in action!

It’s all local, y’all. 8 North Carolina artists were chosen from 30 submissions. Preview the rad range of designs in the Facebook event. There are birds eating spaghetti, Dr. Seuss-inspired raindrops, and even symbols used by the Purepechas people in Cheran, Mexico.

3. Did we mention the FREE SNACKS?!

Yes, you heard right! There will be plenty of FREE snacks and swag from local favorites Happy & Hale, Joe Van Gogh (West End), Durham Co-op Market and Big Spoon Roasters for the whole fam to enjoy!

4. Did someone say Food Trucks?

Heck yes, local art needs local food (trucks). Come out for NOSH Sammiches and Locopops Popsicles and 90s satellite dish art, anyone? Make sure you arrive at 1pm…because YOU NEED LOCOPOPS.

5. Jam out to beats by Durham’s DJ Shahzad

Fresh tunes on the patio provided by @TheRealDJShahzad, along with live performances inside the Duke Arts Annex by several crazy talented student dance groups (part of Duke’s week-long Arts Festival).

6.  Plus, FREE screen-printing and sticker-making DukeCreate workshops!

You too can artstigate while artists paint their satellite canvases! Screenprint one-of-a-kind Mural Durham tote bags, draw on the walls and make-your-own stickers! This event is all about fun, hands-on, all-ages creativity with awesome peeps.

7. We’ve just begun to Mural Durham!

 photo credit: Annie Kornack

photo credit: Annie Kornack

Mural Durham is a project of Artstigators and Duke Arts that connects Durham through creativity, one mural at a time. In addition to one-time events like this, there is an online archive of Durham murals and regular bike tours. Tag #MuralDurham or email us at MuralDurham@gmail.com when you spot a worthy mural!

8. IT'S FREE!

The event is absolutely free, thanks to generosity of Duke’s student groups including duARTS, VisArts, Arts Annex, as well as UCAE and Duke Arts. Don’t miss being a part of this historic and FUN Saturday. RSVP on Facebook!

9. YES, there is FREE parking!

Park at Smith Warehouse parking lot off of Buchanan Rd., before Main Street (if facing East Campus). Look for Mural Durham signs! It’s just a few blocks away from the action. Over 600 people joined us last year for the first-ever Mural Durham event held last October.

10. So what are you waiting for? Registration is EASY

You know you want to come, so RSVP on Facebook. Click HERE, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!