Sixty children are painting murals in Lincoln City and they want you to come to their music festival in Taft to support Central Coast youth music programs.
Starting noon Saturday, Aug. 21, at the 51st Street beach access, visitors will experience live music, ukulele playing, and kids running around enjoying themselves. The event is free to the public and festival-goers will see a brand new “wave and ice cream” themed mural on the concrete next to Mo’s restaurant. Tillamook Ice Cream will be flowing.
Six murals are being created by local artists and kids from nonprofit Activate Arts‘ summer camp program. Murals are going up in multiple locations, such as 26th Street beach access, the Community Center, Josephine Young Memorial Park and Fleet Street Park in Cutler City. Artists include Katia Kyte, Brian Nichol, Krista Eddy and Crystal Meneses, founder of Activate Arts.
“We are thrilled and grateful for our local artists and Activate Arts for organizing this citywide youth mural project in Lincoln City,” Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Director Jeanne Sprague said. “This is a grassroots, inclusive, community-oriented activity, and we appreciate the beautiful art in our parks.”
People attending the festival or checking out the artwork will see 51st Street transformed into a kid-friendly free-for-all replete with live music, music workshops and big smiles. Donations gathered will be used to support music programs that serve youth on the coast.
This is the second Children’s Music Festival held in Lincoln City and a third is planned for next year.