THE UNEXPECTED FORT SMITH 2015 RECAP
Recap of The Unexpected first edition, organized by 64.6 Downtown and curated by JUSTKIDS, which happened September 3rd-12th, 2015 in Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas.
The completed murals includes world recognized artists Vhils, D*Face, Roa, Maser, Ana Maria, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Askew and the UAFS students.
During a week, the artists painted 12 new murals which rejuvenated the historic and beautiful buildings from downtown Fort Smith and also awakened the town that didn’t received so many people in its streets since a decade.
Fort Smith was a former real western town at border of the lawless Indian territory and has a rich history of legendary heroes and outlaws.
From highly colorful pieces by Bicicleta Sem Freio, western-inspired artworks from D*Face or a majestic carved portrait of a Native American by Vhils, the festival was critically acclaimed by the local residents which fully embraced the event.
After a week of painting, the face of Fort Smith has drastically been changed by Unexpected and the happy residents will now be living with their new history.
64.6 Downtown is a Fort Smith non-profit committed to the revitalization of downtown Fort Smith unexpectedfs.com
JUSTKIDS is a global multidisciplinary dynamic interface of artists, curators, designers and art consultants justkidsofficial.com
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